HIST-305, Ancient Greece

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Student Paper

Publication Date

Fall 2015



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The Greeks of the Archaic and Classical periods clearly knew about and interacted with the Etruscan people, who contemporaneously dominated the Italic peninsula. Yet, despite the evidence of heavy interaction between the two civilizations, there is little mention of the Etruscans in our Greek sources. In this essay, I examine surviving Greek sources to determine the extent of Greco-Etruscan relations and how the Greeks perceived identity. Through my research, I found that the Greek and Etruscan societies were quite interconnected and had a tremendous impact upon each other, yet their interaction with each other remains strangely undocumented and mysterious.

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