Women of The Princely Families in Etruria

Authored by: Gilda Bartoloni , Federica Pitzalis

Women in Antiquity

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138808362
eBook ISBN: 9781315621425
Adobe ISBN: 9781317219910

10.4324/9781315621425.ch57

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Abstract

From the eighth through the first decades of the seventh century bc, which witnessed the birth and fruition of the Middle-Tyrrhenian aristocracies, archaeological evidence, comprising mainly funerary contexts, provides us with the image of a society in which, at least among the upper classes, women are as privileged as men and receive an equal profusion of goods. In fact, the funeral rites may represent the occasion on which the community underscores in the most complete and significant manner, the totality of the social identities which constitute the position of each of its members.

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