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In Our Time

BBC Radio 4

Society & Culture, History

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Society & Culture 58
History 15

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

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IOT: The Etruscans 29 Sep 11

September 29th, 2011

Episode 149 of 523 episodes

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Etruscan civilisation which flourished in Italy for much of the first millennium BC. Developing a sophisticated culture, they were skilled soldiers, architects and artists. Eventually the Etruscan civilisation was absorbed into that of Rome, but not before it had profoundly influenced Roman art, religion and politics. Melvyn Bragg is joined by Phil Perkins of the Open University, David Ridgway of the University of London and Corinna Riva of University College London.

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