Etruscan morals – Interpretation of ancient writings and archaeological sources

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RAŠLOVÁ Kristína

Rok publikování 2019
Druh Další prezentace na konferencích
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Filozofická fakulta

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Popis The presentation aims to the explanation of the literary stereotype of Etruscan hedonism and moral corruption. The essential wellsprings of the presentation are represented by the ancient sources in Latin and Greek from different periods treating Etruscan culture and society. Interdisciplinary approach (for example between archaeology, philology, and archaeobotany) involves many positive comparative alternatives in the investigation of the Etruscan issue. Although archaeological sources are an important and, above all, more reliable source of information, written sources and fragments of ancient authors complete the contemporary context and therefore should not be underestimated. Comparison of ancient written sources with archaeological data proves that the ancient writers were one-sided, sometimes without a critical approach to the sources, which could cause the misconception of certain components of Etruscan culture. There could be several reasons why it was so. The main focus of this presentation is the examination of these reasons.
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