Noun(1) a native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria; the Etruscans influenced the Romans (who had suppressed them by about 200 BC
(1) On an Etruscan vase of the sixth century B.C., the lady is holding a member of the cat family and a deer.(2) Then again, there are letters in the ‘model’ alphabet, such as beta, delta and omicron, which were never used by the Etruscans because their language did not include the particular sounds for which those letters stood in Greek.(3) In particular, the Romans fought against the Etruscans and the Samnites.(4) Strategically situated in the Mediterranean, the island has attracted an endless succession of invaders, from the Etruscans and the Saracens to the Pisans and the Genoese.(5) Birds are beautiful creatures that have captured humans' fancy at least since the Etruscans studied their flight patterns for clues to the future nearly 3000 years ago.(6) A yet more disturbing instance of domestic violence is found in the patriotic legend involving Horatius, whose bravery, along with that of his two brothers, saved Rome from an Etruscan take-over.(7) A tradition of wine-making stretches back thousands of years to the Etruscans .(8) First stop was the ancient Etruscan city of Viterbo, about 90 minutes' drive north.(9) The letters run from right to left, as usual with Etruscan inscriptions.(10) The earliest examples of frame making date back to the 2nd century B.C., when borders drawn around Etruscan cave paintings were first used.(11) It is thought that the first set was made more than two thousand years ago by the Etruscans .(12) It is a region rich in art and Roman and Etruscan history, with a spectacular landscape of rolling green hills and mountains, trees, vineyards and hilltop villages.(13) In the 6th century the Romans rose in revolt against their Etruscan rulers and expelled them from the city.(14) But the Etruscans were under constant pressure from communities to the north, and increasingly from Rome in the south.(15) In 396 B.C., the Romans attacked and destroyed the Etruscan town of Veii.(16) For the Etruscans , armed combat between individuals was connected to religious practice. Men fought to the death beside the tomb of their chief in order to strengthen their spirits as well as the spirits of others.
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