The course aims to present, through a critical analysis of the historical and archaeological sources, the civilizations and cultures of pre-Roman Italy and its development in the first millennium BC, between the Iron Age and the Romanization (IX-I cent. B.C.).
A synthesis of the characters of the different peoples of the peninsula, of their reciprocal relations and of the relationships with alien cultures will be offered. Particular attention will be paid to the Etruscan civilization and its relations with the other peoples of pre-Roman Italy.
The lectures will be integrated with visits to museums and archaeological sites.
It is highly recommended that students attend the lectures.
The course will be assessed through an oral exam.