Etruscan women and their social networks
Istituto Svedese di Studi Classici a Roma
Via Omero, 14
4 Aprile 2023
Instead of giving an overall presentation of the state of studies on Etruscan women, the lecture will present some alternative approaches to aspects, which are totally absent in written sources. On one hand the abundant archaeological material and rich epigraphical evidence from the last four centuries BC invite to a large-scale statistical approach. On the other hand, hundreds of tomb contexts invite to look at women’s roles and status within changing family- and marriage patterns, and reveal women’s social networks, which were not necessarily confined to close family relationships.