What is the course about?
This lecture will introduce you to a complex and mysterious civilization, the Etruscans, the most important population of pre-Roman Italy.
What will we cover?
An overview of the historical period and the birth and fall of this hardworking civilization.
The vast territory where Etruscans built many cities which grew in fame and glory.
The large amount of artfacts, clay pots, bronze sculptures and frescoes from the intense and brilliant colors.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-be familiar with the historical facts related to the Etruscan civilization
-have a better understanding of this misterious people, their traditions and beliefs.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This lecture will be conducted in Italian and is therefore aimed at those of you with an advanced level of the language. It is suitable if you are attending Italian 4 or 5 at Citylit or have an equivalent level.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a lecture and is therefore tutor-led. Facts will be presented through the use of video clips, PowerPoint presentations, handouts etc.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other cost. Students will just need to bring a pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any level 4 or 5 Italian courses; other Italian seminars or short courses.