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  • A Captivating Guide to the Etruscan Civilization of Ancient Italy that Preceded the Roman Republic
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Etruscans, then pay attention...

The importance of the Etruscans can be traced back to Rome. The Roman Republic, and later the Roman Empire, was an unusual conqueror because it would absorb and assimilate elements of the cultures it dominated. A standing practice was to allow the defeated to continue practicing their culture and religion so long as they paid their taxes on time. 

Such a procedure was part of why Christianity would seep into the Roman Empire around the 1st century CE, for example. For the Etruscans, this meant they influenced aspects of Roman civilization, one of the most powerful cultures in the history of the Western world.

Through the Etruscans, the Romans developed monarchy, walls, drainage systems, and the powerful forum. 

In The Etruscans: A Captivating Guide to the Etruscan Civilization of Ancient Italy That Preceded the Roman Republic, you will discover topics such as:

  • Politics, government, and social structure
  • How an individual lived
  • The origin of the Etruscans
  • The Etruscan orientation, c. 600-400 BCE
  • The Roman conquest, c. 400-20 BCE
  • Mythology and religion
  • Art and music
  • The Etruscan language and writing
  • Architecture
  • Surviving text and literature
  • And much, much more!

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Captivating is an overstatement

I was hoping for an entertaining 4 hour summary of this admittedly vast subject, but unfortunately most of this short time was wasted on amassing various names, places, wars and dates-exactly how history can be ruined for everyday people. Also the reader did not really try for correct pronunciation, hearing ‘bucchero’, Veii and other, otherwise currently still used pronouns so strongly ‘Americanized’ made me cringe every single time.

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