ICS/BSR Lecture: Thinking about the management of the Etruscan cities


Room G22, Senate House

London, UK

Maria Cristina Biella (Sapienza Università di Roma)

The absence of thorough studies on the “cities of the living” is widely acknowledged as a problem in Etruscan studies and only the last twenty years of the last century saw for the first time the development of projects investigating some (especially South-)Etruscan cities.
In this picture, a research has been recently carried out using as a starting study case Falerii, which can be considered a privileged observation point of the Tyrrhenian urban phenomenon, because of the intense investigations of the last 150 years, remained up to now substantially unpublished.
The analysis has on the one hand provided a new picture of the ancient Falerii, but above all has shed new light on a series of relevant questions concerning the ways in which the ancient Tyrrhenian cities were managed, shaped and reshaped between the 8th and the 2nd BC.

Falerii (A. Cozza, Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia)