Archive for the ‘Etruscan project’ Category

Final draft of Etruscan paper! =)

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Etruscan_religion_finaldraft

My Etruscan paper!!! finally!!!

Monday, November 9th, 2009

here’s my link to the paper:

Etruscanreligion_draft1

and sorry had to do the title page separately because the page numbering was messing up:

etruscanpaperdraft1titlepage

Literature Review: 1st draft

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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Footnotes

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

3 primary sources

       Titus Livius, The Early History of Rome, (New York: Penguin Books, 1971), 123.

       Plutarch, Roman Lives, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), 123.

       Polybius, The Rise of the Roman Empire, (New York: Penguin Books, 1979), 123.

 

3 print secondary

       Larissa Bonfante, Etruscan Life and AFterlife: A Handbook of Etruscan Studies, (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1986), 123.

       Nancy Thomson de Grummond, The Religion of the Etruscans, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006), 123.

       David Randall-MacIver, Italy Before the Romans, (Oxford: The Clarendon Press), 123.

 

3 print online sources

       James Patterson and Rex Wallace, Classics Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, http://www.umass.edu/etruscannews/ (Accessed 8 September 2009).

       Etruscan Texts Project, Classics Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, http://etp.classics.umass.edu/about.html (Accessed 8 September 2009).

       The Mysterious Etruscans, http://www.mysteriousetruscans.com/ (Accessed 8 September 2009).

Final paper proposal

Monday, September 21st, 2009

hist299proposalFINAL

Book and article review

Friday, September 18th, 2009

article review:
 http://www.accessmylibrary.com/article-1…

book review:
 http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/degr…

Good/bad primary source

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Example of a good primary source:

Livius, Titus. The Early History of Rome. New York: Penguin Books,
           1971.

Livius discusses in great detail many aspects of the Etruscan civilization.  He is the main primary source on them.

 

Example of a bad primary source:

Plutarch. Roman Lives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Plutarch mentions the Etruscans only briefly on a biography of Romulus, who may or may not be a fictional character.

Good/bad online source

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Example of a good online source:

 http://www.umass.edu/etruscannews/

This is an example of good source because it was created and constantly updated by the classics department of a university with the latest discoveries on the Etruscans.

Example of a bad online source:

 http://www.theetruscans.org/

Has nothing to do with the Etruscans.

5 published source & 5 online sources

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

5 published sources:

Livius, Titus. The Early History of Rome. New York: Penguin Books,
           1971.
Plutarch. Roman Lives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Polybius. The Rise of the Roman Empire. New York: Penguin Books,
           1979.
Bonfante, Larissa and Judith Swaddling. Etruscan Myths. Austin:
           University of Texas Press, 2006.
Haynes, Sybille. Etruscan Civilization: A Cultural History. Los Angeles:
           The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000.

5 online sources:

Patterson, James and Rex Wallace. Classics Department, University
           of Massachusetts Amherst. http://www.umass.edu/etruscannews/
           (Accessed 8 September 2009).
Etruscan Texts Project. Classics Department, University of
           Massachusetts Amherst. http://etp.classics.umass.edu/about.html
           (Accessed 8 September 2009).
Perrotin, Damien Erwin. Etruscan Etymological
           Glossary.
           http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Crete/40…
           (Accessed 8 September 2009).
Baccolini, Graziano. Montovolo: Perhaps an Ancient Etruscan
           Oracular Centre. http://www2.fci.unibo.it/~baccolin/oracu…
           (Accessed 8 September 2009).
The Mysterious Etruscans. http://www.mysteriousetruscans.com/
           (Accessed 8 September 2009).

Choosing my topic

Monday, September 7th, 2009

A: I have always had a fascination with the Etruscans, especially after visiting their tombs and seeing some of their art. This summer I bought a book, “L’arte erotica: I capolavori dei grandi maestri” and read briefly some information regarding their religion, which i previously knew nothing about. I then did some internet research to learn some more general information regarding their religion and where I could start for finding primary sources: http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?v… . This was included in my first post. On the university library site I looked under the headings: Etruria, Etruscans, Etruscan religion.

B: Again, the most useful I found was the one I just mentioned above. I managed to find it by entering “information on Etruscan religion”

C: I met with Bruce O’Brien to discuss my topic. We identified 4 possible primary sources and several secondary sources.

D: The most important primary source for my topic is LIvy’s first pentad; call number= DG 207.L5 1971x

E: I already got about 8 secondary sources from the library and decided to start with these and peruse their bibliographies for more leads.

F: I discussed with you some about the “so what?” question. I proposed “did the religion of the etruscans influence roman society?” You said this was a good so what but a little difficult. I decided that I was willing to put in the effort since I was really interested in answering the question. After today’s class discussion on the “most people think this, but i think that,” I thought perhaps mine could be “Most people believe the greeks were the primary influence on the romans, but I think that Etruscans were a far greater influence.”