Etruscan Cities and RomePaperback
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- Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Format: Paperback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 146mm x 215mm x 24mm | 499g
- Publication date: 10 December 1998
- Publication City/Country: Baltimore, MD
- ISBN 10: 0801860725
- ISBN 13: 9780801860720
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
In this volume, the author examines the cities of Etruria, the dominant power on the Italian peninsula just prior to the ascendancy of Rome. Though eventually conquered by the Romans, the Etruscans exerted enormous influence on Roman political and social institutions. Etrurian cities were actually quite distinct from each other however, each having a character all its own. Scullard discusses the mysterious origins of these people, then examines each city individually, and finally, discusses the relations between Etruria and ancient Rome.
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Howard H. Scullard (1903-83) was a professor of ancient history at the University of London. He was the author of 'The History of the Roman World from 753 to 146 B.C.' and 'From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from 133 B.C. to A.D. 68'.