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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 old Italy. Roman descriptions of Etruscan towns spotlight their wealth, good looks, and ambitious defenses. even though Caere left little written historic checklist outdoors of funerary inscriptions, its advanced tale could be deciphered by way of reading surviving fabric tradition, together with structure, tomb work, temples, sanctuaries, and fabrics akin to terracotta, bronze, gold, and amber present in Etruscan crafts. learning Caere offers useful perception not just into Etruscan historical past and tradition yet extra extensively into urbanism and the advance of city facilities throughout old Italy.

Comprehensive in scope, Caere is the 1st English-language ebook devoted to the learn of its eponymous urban. gathering the paintings of a global staff of students, it good points chapters on quite a lot of subject matters, comparable to Caere's formation and historical past, economic climate, overseas family members, exchange networks, paintings, funerary traditions, equipped setting, faith, lifestyle, and rediscovery. widely illustrated all through, Caere offers new views on and research of not only Etruscan civilization but in addition the city's position within the wider pan-Mediterranean basin.

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