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Classical Studies / Art / Archaeology / History

New Perspectives on Etruria and Early Rome
Edited by Sinclair Bell and Helen Nagy

Wisconsin Studies in Classics
Patricia A. Rosenmeyer, Laura McClure, and Mark Stansbury-O’Donnell, Series Editors

A panoramic view of ancient cultures in Italy


This impressive collection brings to light the works of international scholars, some previously unavailable to an English-language audience. With new information and assessments about the art, architecture, and archaeology of one of the most dynamic periods in the history of the ancient world—the transition between pre-Roman and Roman Italy—these scholars focus on ancient Italy and the wider Mediterranean. Shedding new light on the evidence of well-known and recently excavated sites and the objects they have yielded—their iconography, manufacturing techniques, and afterlives—this collection follows the first archaeological traces of the rise of ancient Italy to its rediscovery in the Renaissance and its reinvention in contemporary fiction, offering a vibrant contribution to classical studies.

Paying tribute to Richard Daniel De Puma, a scholar who has made significant and influential contributions to Etruscan and Roman studies, the contributors to this collection echo the ambition and creativity of his work while offering an up-to-date survey of contemporary Etruscan scholarship. In surveying new developments in both fields, the work collected here represents the diverse, interdisciplinary interests of De Puma as well as areas of recent groundbreaking research.



Larissa Bonfante, New York University

Giovannangelo Camporeale, University of Florence

Alexandra Carpino, Northern Arizona University

John R. Clarke, University of Texas at Austin

Ingrid Edlund-Berry, University of Texas at Austin

Francesco di Gennaro, Soprintendenza Archeologica   di  Roma

Carin Green, University of Iowa

Peter Holliday, California State University, Long Beach

Carol Mattusch, George Mason University

Erin Nell, University of Arizona

Marjatta Nielsen, independent scholar

Ingrid Rowland, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture

Jocelyn Penny Small, Rutgers University

David Soren, University of Arizona

Stephan Steingräber, German Archaeological Institute, Rome

Paolo Togninelli, Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma

Anthony Tuck, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, University of Pennsylvania Museum

P. Gregory Warden, Southern Methodist University


Sinclair Bell is assistant professor of art history at Northern Illinois University. Helen Nagy is professor emerita at the University of Puget Sound.


“A searing memoir of his boyhood in Poland and survival in a death camp.”
Sheldon Kirshner Journal

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The cover of this book is brown, with an image of an ancient mirror.

May 2009

LC: 2008040623 DG

400 pp.    8 x 10   75 b/w photos,
42 line drawings, 6 maps

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• Publication of this book was supported, in part, by a grant from the Dr. M. Aylwin Cotton Foundation for publications in Mediterranean archaelogy.


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