Daily Life of the EtruscansBook - 2002?
At the zenith of their power, the Etruscans controlled about a third of the peninsula and their kings held sway in Rome over a period of more than a hundred and fifty years. But after the expulsion of the Tarquins at the close of the sixth century BC they began to lose ground to the Romans; and their distinctive culture was gradually absorbed in the pan-Italic civilization which Rome established, until almost all clear record of it faded into obscurity. Heurgon seeks to lift the mystery which enshrouds almost every aspect of this civilization ¿ from the vexed question of their origins and curios non-Indo-European language to the enigma of their highly complex religion ¿ in which soothsaying played so important a part.
Publisher: London : Phoenix, [2002?].
Characteristics: 308 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.