WebQuest: The Etruscans and the Founding of Rome Instructions 1. Using the links at the start of each section answer the following questions. Make sure to answer in your own words. 2. Type your answers directly into the document. 3. Save your document as Etruscan Web Quest followed by your last name (Etruscan Web Quest Last Name) 4. Hand in assignment to J Taylor’s hand in bin. Geography http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/etruscans.htm 1. Where was the Etruscan Civilization located? The Sea http://www.larth.it/en/port-navigation/ 1. What did the major cities in the Etruscan civilization have in common? 2. While the Etruscans were a respected seafaring people in the Mediterranean, what limited their capabilities on the ocean? Trade http://www.larth.it/en/maritime-trade/ What goods did the Etruscans have to offer for trade? Cities http://www.mysteriousetruscans.com/cities.html Choose one of the cities from the map and answer the following questions. 1. Where was the city located? 2. What is one interesting thing about its location? 3. Select three interesting facts about the city itself. Culture http://www.larth.it/en/athletic-games-gladiators/ What sports did the Etruscans enjoy? http://www.mysteriousetruscans.com/lifestyle.html 1. Describe the importance of the banquet to the Etruscan way of life. 2. What clothing was common among Etruscan men and women? 3. List some unique aspects of Etruscan architecture. http://www.mysteriousetruscans.com/eng.html What knowledge did the Etruscans possess that allowed them to create more viable real estate? Art http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/cultures/europe/preroman_italy.aspx 1. What neighboring people influenced Etruscan art? 2. Whose art would later be influenced by Etruscan art? http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/etru/hd_etru.htm Choose one of the examples of Etruscan art at the top of the page and answer the following questions: 1. What is most notable about the piece? 2. Can you see any differences or similarities to other art that you may have seen in this course? 3. What can this specific piece of art tell us about the Etruscan people, culture or history? Music http://www.larth.it/en/music-dancing/ 1. What instruments were common in Etruscan music? 2. What instrument was uniquely Etruscan? 3. Listen to the two samples of Etruscan music: what is most notable? What instruments can you discern? Women http://www.larth.it/en/women/ 1. What was the status of women in Etruscan culture? 2. What was different about Etruscan women when compared to Greek women, particularly in the public sphere? Religion http://www.mysteriousetruscans.com/religion.html 1. Were the Etruscans Polytheistic or Monotheistic? 2. How many categories of books of fate does The Disciplina Etrusca have? 3. What topics are covered in the Libri Rituales the final category of books? 4. What was the importance of the four corners of the sky to the Etruscan people? 5. What was the practical use of the Etruscan sky rituals? 6. Examine the chart at the bottom of the page, what names do you recognize? Tombs http://www.mysteriousetruscans.com/tombs.html 1. What does the presence of tombs and their elaborate burials suggest about Etruscan beliefs? 2. Spend some time looking at a few examples of Etruscan tombs by clicking the links in the table. What can be learned about the Etruscans by examining these tombs? Historical Importance http://www.mysteriousetruscans.com/history.html 1. What sources do historians have for learning about Etruscan History? 2. What is the main issue in using these sources? 3. Which civilization was built on the foundations left by the Etruscans? Rome http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/romulus_and_remus.ht m Who founded and become the first King of Rome? http://www.unrv.com/culture/romulus-and-remus.php 1. Briefly describe the myth of the founding of Rome. 2. How did the Romans make sure they had enough women in their city? http://www.historywiz.com/tarquin.htm 1. Who was last King of Rome? 2. What kind of king was he? 3. What lasting effect did he have on Roman Government? 4. What event ended the rule of the 7th and last King of Rome?