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by Nancy Thomson de Grummond,Erika Simon

Author: Nancy Thomson de Grummond,Erika Simon
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: University of Texas Press (February 1, 2006)
Pages: 239 pages
Category: History
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Etruscan Inscriptions and Etruscan Religion 9 Larissa Bonfante I I I. Prophets and Priests 27 Nancy Thomson de Grummond IV. Gods in Harmony: The Etruscan Pantheon 45 Erika Simon V. The Grave and Beyond in Etruscan Religion 66 Ingrid Krauskopf V I. Votive.

Etruscan Inscriptions and Etruscan Religion 9 Larissa Bonfante I I I. Votive Offerings in Etruscan Religion 90 Jean MacIntosh Turfa V II. Ritual Space and Boundaries in Etruscan Religion 116 Ingrid E. M. Edlund-Berry V III.

Devotion to religion was the distinguishing characteristic of the Etruscan people, the most powerful civilization of Italy in the Archaic period. From a very early date, Etruscan religion spread its influence into Roman society, especially with the practice of divination. The Etruscan priest Spurinna, to give a well-known example, warned Caesar to beware the Ides of March. Yet despite the importance of religion in Etruscan life, there are relatively few modern comprehensive studies of Etruscan religion, and none in English.

The book appears to be designed for an academic audience, but the educated lay person can follow most of the arguments. An extensive glossary helps, as do appendices on the Etruscan calender and selected Latin and Greek literary texts. .Nancy Thomson de Grummond is the M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics at Florida State University (fsu). The Grave and Beyond in Etruscan Religion Ingrid Krauskopf V I. Votive Offerings in Etruscan Religion Jean MacIntosh Turfa. There is also a glossary of the most important Etruscan gods by Erika Simon in Chapter IV. The spellings used for the names of the gods in Chapter IV are used as much as possible throughout the book.

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University of Texas Press Austin. Selections from volumes in the Loeb Classical Library ® are reprinted in Appendix B (p. 191). 1st ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn 0-292-70687-1 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. ongresses. I. De Grummond, Nancy Thomson. 9294-dc22 2005022652.

Devotion to religion was the distinguishing characteristic of the Etruscan people . Gods in Harmony: The Etruscan Pantheon (Erika Simon). Nancy Thomson De Grummond was M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics at Florida State University

Devotion to religion was the distinguishing characteristic of the Etruscan people, the most powerful civilization of Italy in the Archaic period. V. The Grave and Beyond in Etruscan Religion (Ingrid Krauskopf). Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics at Florida State University. Erika Simon is Professor Emerita of Classical Archaeology at Würzburg University. Excerpts: "Religion is in fact the best known facet of the Etruscan civilization.

Yet despite the importance of religion in Etruscan life, there are relatively . NANCY THOMSON DE GRUMMOND is M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics at Florida State University

Yet despite the importance of religion in Etruscan life, there are relatively few modern comprehensive studies of Etruscan religion, and none in English. The eight essays in this book cover all of the most important topics in Etruscan religion, including the Etruscan pantheon and the roles of the gods, the roles of priests and divinatory practices, votive rituals, liturgical literature, sacred spaces and temples, and burial and the afterlife.

She specializes in Etruscan, Hellenistic and Roman archaeology. She serves as the director of archaeological excavations at Cetamura del Chianti in Tuscany, Italy. De Grummond gained a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Religion of the Etruscans.

Devotion to religion was the distinguishing characteristic of the Etruscan people, the most powerful civilization of Italy in the Archaic period. From a very early date, Etruscan religion spread its influence into Roman society, especially with the practice of divination. The Etruscan priest Spurinna, to give a well-known example, warned Caesar to beware the Ides of March. Yet despite the importance of religion in Etruscan life, there are relatively few modern comprehensive studies of Etruscan religion, and none in English. This volume seeks to fill that deficiency by bringing together essays by leading scholars that collectively provide a state-of-the-art overview of religion in ancient Etruria.

The eight essays in this book cover all of the most important topics in Etruscan religion, including the Etruscan pantheon and the roles of the gods, the roles of priests and divinatory practices, votive rituals, liturgical literature, sacred spaces and temples, and burial and the afterlife. In addition to the essays, the book contains valuable supporting materials, including the first English translation of an Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar (which guided priests in making divinations), Greek and Latin sources about Etruscan religion (in the original language and English translation), and a glossary. Nearly 150 black and white photographs and drawings illustrate surviving Etruscan artifacts and inscriptions, as well as temple floor plans and reconstructions.