University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Karen Brown Vellucci

Etruscan Athletics

Glimpses of an Elusive Civilization

By: Karen Brown Vellucci

Background The Etruscans represent one of the earliest examples of biased media coverage—a problem originating with the authors of antiquity that has been perpetuated by mod­ern scholars and writers. Graeco-Roman sources used such epithets as cruel, deceitful, degenerate in describing the Etruscans; Etruscan women were called wanton and their be­havior was compared to that of […]