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Author Bonfante, Larissa.

Title Etruscan myths / Larissa Bonfante and Judith Swaddling.

Imprint Austin : University of Texas Press ; [London] : Published in co-operation with British Museum Press, 2006.

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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  299.92 B713E    DUE 02-14-23
Edition 1st University of Texas Press ed.
Description 80 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Series The legendary past
Legendary past.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 79) and index.
Contents What do we know about Etruscan myths? -- The Trojan war -- The Theban cycle -- The underworld -- Hercle, Theseus and other heroes -- Prophecy and the evil eye -- Blood for the dead -- The aftermath -- The Etruscan pantheon.
Summary The Etruscans were a people of sophisticated culture and technology who lived in the area between Florence and Rome. Their civilization flourished for nearly a thousand years before being subsumed by the Roman Empire, but they left a substantial legacy to western civilization. In antiquity they were known as a wealthy, luxury-loving people, fond of banqueting and music and deeply religious. They were highly literate, but their literature has not survived, so we turn to Etruscan art to tell us about their mythology and beliefs. Their plentiful, spontaneous art also tells us a great deal about their lives and about the importance of women in their aristocratic society. Most informative of their own distinctive and colorful beliefs are their interpretations of scenes from Greek mythology, reflecting the importance of goddesses and demons in their religion, as well as scenes of the human sacrifice they practiced.
Subject Mythology, Etruscan.
Mythology, Etruscan. (OCoLC)fst01736778
Added Author Swaddling, Judith.
Other Form: Online version: Bonfante, Larissa. Etruscan myths. 1st University of Texas Press ed. Austin : University of Texas Press ; [London] : Published in co-operation with British Museum Press, 2006 (OCoLC)891648932
ISBN 0292706065 ((pbk.) ; alk. paper)
9780292706064 ((pbk.) ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9780292706064
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