Art of the Ancient World, C. 5000 B.c.e.–400 C.E.

Etruscan Art

Who were the Etruscans?

The Etruscan Civilization flourished in Italy for nearly five hundred years, until the Etruscans were conquered by the Romans in 509 B.C.E. They controlled a fertile region known as Etruria, now called Tuscany. The art and culture of the ancient Etruscans were certainly influenced by the Ancient Greeks, in fact, the Etruscans adopted a number of Greek gods into their pantheon. But, they also maintained a unique tradition of their own, and went on to influence the ancient Romans who absorbed their culture.


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