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The Etruscans - in the eyes of Greeks and Romans: Creating a bad memory?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History.
2014 (English)In: Attitudes towards the past in antiquity: creating identities: proceedings of an international conference held at Stockholm University 15-17 May 2009 / [ed] Brita Alroth, Charlotte Scheffer, Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2014, 47-53 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Once the Etruscans was a mighty and powerful people, masters of the richest areas of Italy and feared by the other peoples. In almost all the texts in Greek and Roman literature, however, the Etruscans are described as cruel, pirates at sea, living in luxuriousness and allowing their women too much freedom. What we can see now is a people with a very different culture from that of the Greeks and Romans. When the Etruscans started to lose in the battles with the Romans, they were despised and seen by the others as week, unmanly and too fond of an easy living.

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Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2014. 47-53 p.
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Stockholm studies in classical archaeology, ISSN 0562-1062 ; 14
Keyword [en]
Etruscans, Greek and Roman authors, identity, memory
Keyword [sv]
etrusker, grekiska och romerska författare, identitet, minne
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Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
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Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111049ISBN: 978-91-87235-48-1 (print)ISBN: 978-91-87235-47-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-111049DiVA: diva2:773993
Available from: 2014-12-20 Created: 2014-12-20 Last updated: 2017-06-22Bibliographically approved

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