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Etruscan resources

I'm learning that many of the customs and traditions that I think of as Roman actually originated from the Etruscans instead. Can anyone recommend some good books, videos, or websites about ancient Etruscan culture and history?
posted by the man of twists and turns on Mar 13, 2013 - 12 answers

Once again I require awesome history books plz

I need to stop reading wikipedia at work, so please give me books instead [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Dec 5, 2012 - 16 answers

While Rome burns

What tunes would the roman emperor Nero have been likely to have played on his fiddle?
posted by Artw on Jan 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Quoting from History

IN which work does the Roman historian Livy state that the Roman empire started to decay when cooks acquired celebrity status? [more inside]
posted by cheez-it on Aug 14, 2011 - 7 answers

I require awesome history books plz

It is a sad thing to realize that your primary history source of late is trashy romance novels. Help me fix this. [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Jun 18, 2011 - 22 answers

The Chinese Herodotus?

Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Tacitus, and the rest of those familiar names are inextricably tied with the historical canon of classical "western" civilization. But who are the "eastern" equivalents? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Jun 24, 2010 - 22 answers

Introductory books on Ancient Rome.

Looking for good introductory books on Ancient Roman history. [more inside]
posted by vanitas on May 17, 2010 - 16 answers

What books should I read about historical Rome and Venice?

I'm looking for books about Italy, specifically Rome and Venice, and also books set in Rome and/or Venice. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Aug 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Discovering new works from ancient Greece or Rome?

When was the last time scholars discovered a previously unknown piece of literature from ancient Greece or Rome? Has it happened at all in modern times? If you were to speculate on the chances we'll ever rediscover another play from Euripides, Sophocles, et al, are there any relatively recent discoveries of new works from ancient Greek and Roman authors you could use as examples?
posted by mediareport on May 19, 2008 - 17 answers

Mefites, lend me your ears (and book recommendations)

What are your favorite books on the Roman Empire? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Aug 30, 2007 - 29 answers

How do we know so much about Roman history?

How do we know so much about Roman history? [more inside]
posted by Paul KC on Jul 8, 2006 - 24 answers

Music of Ancient Rome sounded like...?

What did the music of ancient Rome sound like? [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on May 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Good

I'm looking for a good book on Roman history. [more inside]
posted by gsteff on Feb 26, 2005 - 13 answers

What's the name for people who were allowed to shout opposition from outside the Roman Senate?

What is the name for the people who were allowed to sit outside the Roman Senate and shout their opposition to whatever was going on inside?
posted by swift on Nov 6, 2004 - 2 answers

Give me your reccomendations on books about the Republic and Empire.

As a lay...very lay...student of Roman Republic and Empire, and anticipating the upcoming HBO/BBC series Rome with relish, I'm reading everything I can get my hands on about both Republic and Empire. Currently I'm reading an abridgement of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire I just inherited. What next? [insert Latin for "more inside" here].
posted by WolfDaddy on Sep 2, 2004 - 19 answers

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