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Etruscan Art: Not Just a Transition

By Ben Potter, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Many folks see the Etruscan civilization as merely a segue, a follow up to the Greeks and a foreshadowing to the Romans. But casting this ancient society as a sideline character might not do them enough justice. Indeed, despite the importance of Etruria (the wider region of the

The Mystery of the Etruscans

By Benjamin Welton “Etruria is the originator and mother of all superstition.” This was stated by Arnobius the Elder, a Christian apologist living during the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian, who was a great persecutor of Christianity. By “superstition” he meant the Etruscan religion, which, along with Greek, was the primary influence on Roman