The course will critically explore the economy of selected areas of preRoman Italy (8th - 1st c. BC), through different approaches to the study of material culture with the aim to investigate the underlying structures of the economic system (rules underpinning the economy of value, weight and measure systems, different kinds of transactions, …).

Specific Objectives
Students are expected:
• to acquire a general knowledge about pre-Roman Italy;
• to develop a critical approach to the study of material culture;
• to become aware of different economic experiences (and related socio-political phenomena) in diverse pre-Roman contexts and in a wide chronological perspective (8th – 1st c. BC).