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1 Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H. S. Chappaqua, NY

2 Origin of the Etruscans Z Between 900 and 500 BCE Z Called themselves the Rasenna, the Greeks called them Tyrrhenioi; the Romans called them the Etruscans. Z Came from eastern Mediterranean, possibly Asia Minor. Z Their land was called Etruria. Z Between 900 and 500 BCE Z Called themselves the Rasenna, the Greeks called them Tyrrhenioi; the Romans called them the Etruscans. Z Came from eastern Mediterranean, possibly Asia Minor. Z Their land was called Etruria.

3 TheLand of the EtruscansTheLand Etruscans

4 EtruscansEtruscans

5 Etruscan Political System Z Independent, fortified city-states. Z Formed small confederacies. Z Had a strong military that dominated all the surrounding peoples. Z By 6c BCE, the Etruscan military had conquered much of the Italian peninsula,including Rome and the island of Corsica. Z Independent, fortified city-states. Z Formed small confederacies. Z Had a strong military that dominated all the surrounding peoples. Z By 6c BCE, the Etruscan military had conquered much of the Italian peninsula,including Rome and the island of Corsica.

6 Etruscan Military Bronze Warrior 6c BCE Chariot

7 Etruscan Writing ZMost inscriptions found on tombs and monuments and mirrors. ZWe can pronounce Etruscan words, because they use an alphabet similar to Greek, but we have no clue about their meaning. ZOver 10,000 Etruscan inscriptions. ZMost inscriptions found on tombs and monuments and mirrors. ZWe can pronounce Etruscan words, because they use an alphabet similar to Greek, but we have no clue about their meaning. ZOver 10,000 Etruscan inscriptions.

8 Lemnos Stelae – 6c BCE

9 The Etruscan Alphabet

10 Etruscan Writing Tablet

11 Etruscan Religion ZPolytheistic. ZBelieved that the destiny of man was determined by the whims of the gods. ZBelieved in prophecy and reading the signs of nature by augurs. ZBelieved in predestination. ZPolytheistic. ZBelieved that the destiny of man was determined by the whims of the gods. ZBelieved in prophecy and reading the signs of nature by augurs. ZBelieved in predestination.

12 Reconstruction of an Etruscan Temple

13 Etruscan Cemetery

14 Etruscan Funeral & Tomb

15 Etruscan Tomb Wall & Tomb Fresco

16 Interior of an Etruscan Tomb

17 Sarcophagus of an Etruscan Couple

18 Etruscan Gold Jewelry

19 Life-Size Statue of an Etruscan Baby in Swaddling Clothes

20 Etruscan Art ZArt created for religious or utilitarian purposes. ZMost famous pieces created out of terracotta. ZMany murals and frescoes on tomb walls. ZLively depictions of lifedancing, games, music, and feasting. ZPottery at first copies of Greek works. Later, created their own bronze pottery. ZBronze crafts [mirrors, bowls, candelabra]. ZArt created for religious or utilitarian purposes. ZMost famous pieces created out of terracotta. ZMany murals and frescoes on tomb walls. ZLively depictions of lifedancing, games, music, and feasting. ZPottery at first copies of Greek works. Later, created their own bronze pottery. ZBronze crafts [mirrors, bowls, candelabra].

21 Dance, Dance, Spin ! Double Flutist

22 An Etruscan Banquet

23 Etruscan Wrestlers

24 Etruscan Jars & Vases

25 Etruscan Bronzes

26 The Gate of Volterra: First known Archway in History!

27 Tarquin [Etruscan] Rulers of Rome Reign of Romulus BCE Numa Pompilius BCE Tullius Hostillius BCE Anchus Marcius BCE Lucius Tarquinian Priscus BCE Servius Tullius BCE Lucius Tarquinius Superbus BCE 509 BCE Roman Revolt Republic Established!


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