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Humanities West Book Discussion: Etruscan Life and Afterlife

Join us to discuss Etruscan Life and Afterlife: A Handbook of Etruscan Studies by Larissa Bonfante. Bonfante pushes back against the traditional myth of the "enigmatic and isolated Etruscans." She and seven other classicists guide you through recent Etruscan scholarship, which has proved to be an excellent example of how to turn archaeology into history. Nancy Thomson de Grummond traces the interest in and knowledge of the Etruscans from the earliest days. Mario Torelli provides an independent account of Etruscan history based on monuments and other sources. Jean MacIntosh Turfa surveys the evidence for Etruscan trade with the Phoenicians, Greeks and other neighbors. Marie-Françoise Briguet, Friedhelm Prayon, David Tripp, and Bonfante survey Etruscan art, architecture, coinage and daily lives, respectively. And Emeline Richardson contributes an archaeological introduction to the Etruscan language designed to help anyone read the inscriptions on the many surviving Etruscan monuments. This discussion will be led by Lynn Harris.

MLF Organizer
George Hammond

MLF: Humanities

February 19, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Boardroom
San Francisco, 94105
United States


6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program