Monday, March 17, 2003

"The Etruscan Presence in Magna Graecia"

Dates: June 19 - June 21, 2003

Etruscan presence in Southern Italy is attested in such sites as Pompeii, Capua, Sorrento (Sirens), Pontecagnano, Fratte, Nocera and Nola. In June 2003, the Vergilian Society will present a four-day symposium at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy focusing on the Etruscan presence in Southern Italy and Sicily in the material and spiritual culture of Southern Italy and Sicily between the Eighth and Second centuries BC, and their subsequent influence. Special emphasis will be placed on mythical and symbolic themes as reflected in social relations and views of the afterlife, both directly and as a medium of transition between cultures, in their contributions to architecture, literature, religion, and material culture in the region.
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