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Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AND ANCIENT HISTORY
Course unit
ETRUSCAN STUDIES
LEL1000439, A.A. 2012/13

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES AND ANCIENT HISTORY
LE0612, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2012/13
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ETRUSCAN STUDIES
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIUSEPPE SASSATELLI
Other lecturers GIULIA MORPURGO

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LEL1000439 ETRUSCAN STUDIES GIUSEPPE SASSATELLI LE0616

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines L-ANT/06 Etruscan and Italic Civilisations 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 04/03/2013
End of activities 15/06/2013
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 ex Sassatelli 2019 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 PALTINERI SILVIA (Presidente)
CUPITO' MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)
9 ex Sassatelli 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 PALTINERI SILVIA (Presidente)
CUPITO' MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)
8 ex Sassatelli 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 PALTINERI SILVIA (Presidente)
CUPITO' MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)
7 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 SASSATELLI GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
MORPURGO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)
6 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 SASSATELLI GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
MORPURGO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)
3 commissione 01/10/2013 30/09/2014 SASSATELLI GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
MORPURGO GIULIA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites:
Target skills and knowledge:: The aim of this course is to offer a thorough knowledge on some aspects and contexts of the Etruscan civilization. It will provide the critical tools needed to read archaeological documents as well as outlining methods to carry out research on this civilization.
Course unit contents:
Planned learning activities: First part:

INTRODUCTION TO ETRUSCOLOGY
History and culture of the Etruscans Etruria: ancient Italy between Bronze Age and Iron Age. Transition from the protovillanovian to the villanovian period; transformations of the population, origin of the big proto-urban centres and “formation” of the Etruscan ethnos. Italy in the First Iron Age: cultures, languages and peoples of the pre-roman Italy. Etruscans and their relationships with the other italic peoples: commercial exchanges and cultural connections. Cultural and chronological periods. Villanovian period: material culture and geographical differentiations; from the hut to the house and from the village to the town; early forms of social and political organization. Orientalising period: rise and consolidation of the aristocracies; the culture of the princes; palaces and big funerary architecture; different expressions of the aristocratic ideology. Archaic period: end of the aristocracies and coming of the demos; big works of urban monumentalising; cities and their harbours; relations with the oriental Greek Culture. Classic period: leadership of the inner Etruria and crisis of the coastal Etruria; the artistic problem and the relationships with Greece. Hellenistic period: the big “crisis” of the Fourth Century and the “coming-back” aristocracies; relations with Macedonia and Magna Graecia and last great season of the Etruscan culture. Impact with Rome and ending of the Etruscans. Etruscan language and writing. Problem of classification and of study of the Etruscan language. Alphabets and writing typologies. Social and onomastic aspects. Reading, exegesis and interpretation of Etruscan inscriptions.

For attending students A1 and A2 are required readings, the rest (A3, A4, A5, A6, A7) are optional as depth readings.
Non attending students are required readings A1 and A2 with at least one of the optional (A3, A4, A5, A6, A7).

Second part:

THE ETRUSCAN PO VALLEY AND NEARBY AREAS
Origin and social-economical reasons of the Etruscan presence in the Po Valley. Centres of the Etruscan Po Valley, their integrated economy and their structure as political confederation. Bologna and Verucchio, Marzabotto, Spina and Mantova. Relationships with other peoples of northern Italy. Etruscans and Venetic area.

For attendees it is required the reading of at least five articles (obligatory numbers B1, B6 and B8). For those who are unable to attend all the readings are mandatory(B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8).
Textbooks: A1) M. Pallottino, Etruscologia. Roma: --, 1985. Cerca nel catalogo
A2) M. Cristofani ( a cura di), Gli Etruschi. Una nuova immagine. Firenze: --, 1972. (o ristampe successive)
A3) G. Pugliese Carratelli ( a cura di), Rasenna. Storia e civiltà degli Etruschi. Milano: --, 1987.
A4) AA. VV., Gli Etruschi (Catalogo della mostra, Venezia 2000). Cinisello Balsamo: --, 2000.
A5) M. Cristofani, Introduzione allo studio dell'etrusco. Firenze: --, 1977. (o edizioni successive) Cerca nel catalogo
A6) G. Camporeale, Gli Etruschi. Storia e civiltà,. Torino: --, 2000. (I Edizione) o 2004 (Nuova Edizione) Cerca nel catalogo
A7) G. Bartoloni (a cura di), Introduzione all'Etruscologia. Roma: --, 2012.
B1) G. Sassatelli-A. Donati (a cura di), Bologna etrusca, in "Storia di Bologna 1. Bologna nell'antichità". Bologna: --, 2005. pp. 117-338.
B2) G. Sassatelli, La situazione in Etruria padana, in "Crise et transformation des sociétés archaiques de l'Italie antiques au V siècle av. J. C." (Acte. Rome: --, 1990. pp. 51-100.
B3) G. Sassatelli,, La funzione economica e produttiva: merci, scambi, artigianato, in 'Spina. Storia di una città tra Greci ed Etruschi' (Catalogo della M. Ferrara: --, 1993. pp.179-217.
B4) G. Sassatelli,, Verucchio, centro etrusco di frontiera, in "Ocnus. Quaderni della Scuola di Specializzazione in Archeologia", IV,. --: --, 1996. pp. 247-268.
B5) E. Govi (a cura di), Marzabotto. Una città etrusca. Bologna: --, 2007.
B6) G. Sassatelli, Gli Etruschi nella Valle del Po. Riflessioni, problemi e prospettive di ricerca, in “Annali Faina” 15,. --: --, 2008. pp. 71-114.
B7) L. Capuis, Il Veneto nel quadro dei rapporti etrusco-italici ed europei dalla fine dell'Età del bronzo alla romanizzazione, in Etrusker nordlich v. Wien: --, 1992.
B8) L. Capuis, Gli Etruschi nel Veneto, in Gli Etruschi fuori d'Etruria, a cura di G. Camporeale,. Verona: --, 2001. pp. 130-145.
Teaching methods: Teaching methods consists in lessons and visits to Museums and archaeological sites of the Region.
Assessment criteria: Final test consists of an oral examination only.
Further information: Agli studenti interessati sarà possibile integrare l'insegnamento del corso con attività pratiche all'interno delle offerte formative proposte dal Dipartimento di Archeologia dell'Università di Bologna con particolare riguardo alla possibilità di fare una esperienza di scavo nella città etrusca di Marzabotto.