6 Oct 2013

Gianni examines the character Umaele and other personages on a series of Etruscan mirrors

Gianni. The importance of being Umaele (2009)
"From the linguistic point of view, Etruscan mirrors have been defined as figured bilinguals, whereby the scene with its details illuminates the meaning of the inscriptions. In contrast, from the iconographic and iconological point of view, there is often no ready association because characters with names that we instantly recognise in the Greek world assume different roles on Etruscan mirrors. This makes interpretation far from easy."


  1. I miss reading about your new discoveries and theories! Are you planning to make more posts?

  2. Thanks, Casey. Merry Christmas to you and everyone. I have been in a blogger doldrum lately but maybe I might think up another post.