Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Overview

The University Museum's classical collections are among the largest, most diverse, and most systematically collected of those of any museum in the United States. Of particular importance is the Etruscan material, spanning the entire history of the Etruscan peoples, from the ninth to the second centuries B.C. The strengths of the Roman collection are its glass, coins, sculpture, and the excavated objects from the Italian sites of Colonia Minturnae and the Sanctuary of Diana at ...

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Overview

The University Museum's classical collections are among the largest, most diverse, and most systematically collected of those of any museum in the United States. Of particular importance is the Etruscan material, spanning the entire history of the Etruscan peoples, from the ninth to the second centuries B.C. The strengths of the Roman collection are its glass, coins, sculpture, and the excavated objects from the Italian sites of Colonia Minturnae and the Sanctuary of Diana at Nemi.

The Guide covers religion, daily life, language, commerce and trade, and death and burial among the Etruscans and Romans, and the legacy of the classical world in Western culture. It celebrates the completion of a suite of galleries at the University Museum—Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans—and is a companion guide to The Ancient Greek World (1995).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931707374
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: Gallery Guides
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Brownlee is Senior Research Scientist, Irene Bald Romano is Research Associate, and Donald White is Curator of the Mediterranean Section of the University Museum.
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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
1 The Etruscan and Roman Collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 1
The Etruscan Collections 1
The Roman Collections 3
2 The Etruscan World 9
The Earliest Etruscans 10
The Villanovan Period 12
The Orientalizing Period 12
Faliscan Warriors and Weavers 13
Daily Life in Etruria 17
The Etruscan Language 23
Technology and Commerce 24
Religion 30
Sacred Architecture 33
Final Days 37
3 The Roman World 41
The Roman Emperors 42
The Puteoli Marble Block 45
Roman Religion 49
Colonia Minturnae 57
Trade and Industry under the Empire 59
Domestic Life 68
Death and Burial 82
4 The Legacy of Ancient Classical Civilizations 89
Suggested Reading 90
About the Authors 92
Concordance of Object Numbers and Illustrations 94
Index 95
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