• Space in Etruscan Sacred Architecture and Its Implications on Use

    Author(s):
    Yalın Akçevin (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Etruscans--Antiquities, Religions, History, Ancient, Archaeology and religion
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Religious Architecture, Etruscan Temples, Sacred Spaces, Etruscan archeology, Ancient religion, Archaeology of religions
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/7gta-x732
    Abstract:
    Space is no doubt an important subject for the Etruscan religion, whether in the inauguration of cities and sacred areas, or in the divination of omens through the Piacenza liver in divided spaces of a sacrificial liver. It is then understandable that in the architecture and layout of the temples and sacred places, the usage of space, bears specific meaning and importance to the use and sanctity of the temple. Exploring the relationship between architectural spaces, and religious and secular use of temple complexes can expand the role of the temple from simply the ritualistic. It can also be shown that temples were both monuments to gods and Etruscans, and that these places were living spaces reflecting the Etruscan sense of spatial relations and importance.
    Notes:
    I have deposited this as an "article", however, please note that this was a term paper written for an undergraduate course titled "The Etruscans". I have edited the file to remove any personal information - such as my student ID - and kept the body of the work intact in terms of content.
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