112 pages | 6 x 9 | 117 color, 15 b/w illus.
Cloth 2002 | ISBN 9781931707374 | $29.95s | Outside the Americas £22.99
Paper 2002 | ISBN 9781931707381 | $14.95s | Outside the Americas £10.99
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
The University Museum's classical collections are among the largest, most diverse, and most systematically collected of those of any museum in the United States. Of particular importance is the Etruscan material, spanning the entire history of the Etruscan peoples, from the ninth to the second centuries B.C. The strengths of the Roman collection are its glass, coins, sculpture, and the excavated objects from the Italian sites of Colonia Minturnae and the Sanctuary of Diana at Nemi.
The Guide covers religion, daily life, language, commerce and trade, and death and burial among the Etruscans and Romans, and the legacy of the classical world in Western culture. It celebrates the completion of a suite of galleries at the University Museum—Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans—and is a companion guide to The Ancient Greek World (1995).
Ann Brownlee is Senior Research Scientist, Irene Bald Romano is Research Associate, and Donald White is Curator of the Mediterranean Section of the University Museum.