New Perspectives on Etruria and Early Rome

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

EditorSinclair Bell, Helen Nagy

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This impressive collection brings to light the works of international scholars, some previously unavailable to an English-language audience. With new information and assessments about the art, architecture, and archaeology of one of the most dynamic periods in the history of the ancient world—the transition between pre-Roman and Roman Italy—these scholars focus on ancient Italy and the wider Mediterranean. Shedding new light on the evidence of well-known and recently excavated sites and the objects they have yielded—their iconography, manufacturing techniques, and afterlives—this collection follows the first archaeological traces of the rise of ancient Italy to its rediscovery in the Renaissance and its reinvention in contemporary fiction, offering a vibrant contribution to classical studies.
    Paying tribute to Richard Daniel De Puma, a scholar who has made significant and influential contributions to Etruscan and Roman studies, the contributors to this collection echo the ambition and creativity of his work while offering an up-to-date survey of contemporary Etruscan scholarship. In surveying new developments in both fields, the work collected here represent the diverse, interdisciplinary interests of De Puma as well as areas of recent groundbreaking research.  

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This impressive collection brings to light the works of international scholars, some previously unavailable to an English-language audience. With new information and assessments about the art, architecture, and archaeology of one of the most dynamic periods in the history of the ancient world—the transition between pre-Roman and Roman ...

Sinclair Bell is assistant professor of art history at Northern Illinois University. Helen Nagy is professor emerita at the University of Puget Sound.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 10 × 8 × 1 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations   
Preface       
    Sinclair Bell and Helen Nagy
Acknowledgments   
Contributors       
Tabula Gratulatoria   
Bibliography of Works by Richard Daniel De Puma   
1. Between Crustumerium and Eretum: Observations on the First Iron Age Phases and the Finds from the Archaic Period   
    Paolo Togninelli
2. Civitalba and Roman Programs of Commemoration and Unification   
    Peter J. Holliday
3. Etruscan Cults in Roman Times: The Strange Ruins of Chianciano Terme   
    David Soren and Erin Nell
4. The Gods in the Circus   
    Carin Green
5. Far from Etruria: Etruscan Fakes in Japan   
    Stephan Steingräber
6. "Etruscan" Gold from Cerverteri (and Elsewhere) in the University of Pennsylvania Museum   
    Jean MacIntosh Turfa
7. From Crustumerium: A Proposal against Looting. Loans in Exchange for Resources for Preservation   
    Francesco di Gennaro
8. How Did Painters Create Near-Exact Copies? Notes on Four Center Paintings from Pompeii   
    John R. Clarke
9. Is Linear Perspective Necessary?   
    Jocelyn Penny Small
10. Some Thoughts on the Baubo Gesture in Classical Art   
    Larissa Bonfante
11. One More Etruscan Couple at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston   
    Marjatta Nielsen
12. Dueling Warriors on Two Etruscan Bronze Mirrors from the Fifth Century B.C.E.   
    Alexandra A. Carpino
13. The Blood of Animals: Predation and Transformation in Etruscan Funerary Representation   
    P. Gregory Warden
14. The Deified Deceased in Etruscan Culture   
    Giovannangelo Camporeale
15. On the Origin of the Vanth: Death Harbingers and Banshees in the Etruscan and Celtic Worlds       
    Anthony Tuck
16. Guests, Hosts, and Politics at Herculaneum   
    Carol C. Mattusch
17. The Lost Iter Hetruscum of Athanasius Kircher (1665–78)   
    Ingrid Rowland
18. Larthi, Turms, and Vel: Real Etruscans in Modern Fiction   
    Ingrid Edlund-Berry
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“[T]estimony to the vitality of Etruscan archaeology and to the truly cooperative nature of the discipline, not only in terms of the scholars who have contributed to these studies but also in the huge diversity of its subject matter.” —Tom Rasmussen, Antiquity