"Caere manages to put everything an Etruscan scholar ever needed to know about researching Caere into one place and is therefore unique in our field. It will become the definitive book on the site of Caere, and it is also highly useful as a microcosm for understanding the Etruscans in general. This is perhaps the greatest array of living Etruscan scholars that has ever been put together in one work." -- David Soren, Regents Professor of Anthropology and Classics, University of Arizona, and former editor of the journal Etruscan Studies "Caere is important for experts in Etruscan archaeology because it brings under one roof the latest published research on the material culture of Caere and will certainly represent an immensely useful tool for our own studies. There is no doubt, therefore, that the book represents a significant contribution to the field. This is also the case for Mediterranean archaeology, where scholars specializing in specific regions of the basin always need access to up-to-date and in-depth investigations of single sites outside their own region." -- Corinna Riva, Senior Lecturer in Mediterranean Archaeology, University College London, and author of The Urbanisation of Etruria: Funerary Practices and Social Change, 700-600 BC
List of Illustrations Preface (Lisa C. Pieraccini) Acknowledgments Introduction to the Volume (Lisa C. Pieraccini) List of Abbreviations A Note on Terminology Caere: An Overview (Ingrid Edlund-Berry) Part I. Historical Identity and Physical Setting 1. The History (Mario Torelli) 2. Topography and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Economy (Ingrid Edlund-Berry) 3. The Orientalizing Period: Material and Cultural Connections (Orlando Cerasuolo) 4. Literacy and Epigraphy of an Etruscan Town (Rex Wallace) 5. The Urban Area (Vincenzo Bellelli) Part II. Connections and Interactions around the Mediterranean 6. Innovations: Myth, Inscriptions, and Meaning (Larissa Bonfante) 7. Ports: Trade, Cultural Connections, Sanctuaries, and Emporia (Laura M. Michetti) 8. Prisoners and Plagues: The Battle over Alalia (Jean MacIntosh Turfa) Part III. Cities of the Dead 9. Architecture of the Tombs (Stephan Steingraber) 10. Early Painted Tombs in Context (Alessandro Naso) Part IV. Religion and Civic Identity 11. Temple Decor and Civic Pride Caere's Place in the Evolution of Etruscan Architectural Terracotta Decoration, 550-510 BCE (Nancy Winter) New Perspectives on the Acroteria of Caeretan Temples (Patricia S. Lulof) 12. Funerals and Feasting: Life at the Tomb (Lisa C. Pieraccini) 13. Ritual and Religion: Life at the Sanctuaries (Nancy Thomson de Grummond) Part V. Art and Artisans 14. Workshops, Artistic Exchange, and the Economy (Giovannangelo Camporeale) 15. Bucchero (Tom Rasmussen) 16. Terracotta "Sarcophagi" and Ash Urns (Nancy Thomson de Grummond) 17. Stamped Braziers and Pithoi (Lisa C. Pieraccini) 18. Gold and Ivory (Richard Daniel De Puma) 19. Amber (Faya Causey) 20. The Terracotta Votives: Aspects of Cult, Artistic Exchange, and Workshop Practices (Helen Nagy) 21. Painted Plaques (Francesco Roncalli) 22. Archaic Painted Pottery (700-500 BCE) (Maurizio Harari) 23. Classical and Hellenistic Painted Pottery (Laura Ambrosini) Part VI. Later Years 24. The Roman Period (Mario Torelli) 25. Rediscovery and Recognition (Nancy Thomson de Grummond) Appendix A. A Chronology of Caere Appendix B. Complete List of Publications and Excavations by Professor Mario A. Del Chiaro Index
Nancy Thomson de Grummond is M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University. Lisa Pieraccini, Project Director for the Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is a classical archaeologist specializing in Etruscan art and archaeology.