Violence, Power and Religion in the South Etruscan Archaic City-State

  title={Violence, Power and Religion in the South Etruscan Archaic City-State},
  author={Corinna Riva},
  journal={Religion and Urbanity Online},
  • C. Riva
  • Published 2021
  • History
  • Religion and Urbanity Online
: Changes in architectural terracotta decoration of temple buildings in Archaic southern Etruria indicate changing attitudes towards the encounter with divinity, which, in turn, shaped religious experience for worshippers, as well as offering an opportunity for the exploitation of that experience to political ends. This paper explores this entanglement by taking the city-state of Caere and its temple decoration as a case study and particularly the cult and iconography of Greek hero Herakles and… 

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