Roman Art

  title={Roman Art},
  author={Jocelyn M. C. Toynbee},
  journal={The Classical Review},
  pages={439 - 442}
  • J. Toynbee
  • Published 1 December 1971
  • History
  • The Classical Review
Porta, which was an important point of access for the Etruscans to the Tiber and the site of the strategic crossing to the enclave of Fidenae. Some were major lines of communication, leading to Capena, Sutri, Caere, and other cities; others served the agricultural operations that spread over the ager Veientanus, as the forest was progressively cleared and the soil drained by cunictdi. The scatter of remains suggests that the Etruscans began the practice of settling the countryside with farms…