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By Nancy Thompson de Grummond,Lisa Pieraccini

The Etruscan urban of Caere and 11 different Etruscan city-states have been one of the first city facilities in historical Italy. Roman descriptions of Etruscan towns spotlight their wealth, good looks, and bold defenses. even though Caere left little written historic list open air of funerary inscriptions, its advanced tale could be deciphered through studying surviving fabric tradition, together with structure, tomb work, temples, sanctuaries, and fabrics resembling terracotta, bronze, gold, and amber present in Etruscan crafts. learning Caere presents invaluable perception not just into Etruscan heritage and tradition yet extra commonly into urbanism and the improvement of city facilities throughout historical Italy.

Comprehensive in scope, Caere is the 1st English-language publication devoted to the research of its eponymous urban. gathering the paintings of a world staff of students, it positive aspects chapters on quite a lot of subject matters, similar to Caere's formation and historical past, economic system, international family, exchange networks, paintings, funerary traditions, outfitted setting, faith, everyday life, and rediscovery. commonly illustrated all through, Caere offers new views on and research of not only Etruscan civilization but additionally the city's function within the wider pan-Mediterranean basin.

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