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An ancient country of west-central Italy in present-day Tuscany and parts of Umbria. It was the center of the Etruscan civilization, which spread throughout much of Italy before being supplanted by Rome in the third century bc.

E·tru′ri·an adj. & n.
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1. (Placename) an ancient country of central Italy, between the Rivers Arno and Tiber, roughly corresponding to present-day Tuscany and part of Umbria
2. (Placename) a factory established in Staffordshire by Josiah Wedgwood in 1769
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(ɪˈtrʊər i ə)

an ancient country located between the Arno and Tiber rivers, roughly corresponding to modern Tuscany in W Italy.
E•tru′ri•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Etruria - an ancient country in central ItalyEtruria - an ancient country in central Italy; assimilated by the Romans by about 200 BC
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Etruscan - a native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria; the Etruscans influenced the Romans (who had suppressed them by about 200 BC)
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The handles of the litter were supported by four men, who were from time to time relieved by fresh relays, -- even as the bearers of Mother Cybele used to take turn and turn about at Rome in the ancient days, when she was brought from Etruria to the Eternal City, amid the blare of trumpets and the worship of a whole nation.
It was one of the twelve great cities of ancient Etruria, that commonwealth which has left so many monuments in testimony of its extraordinary advancement, and so little history of itself that is tangible and comprehensible.
The glass cases, which both fill and line it, may contain unique examples of the goldsmith's art in times and places of which one heard quite enough in the course of one's classical education; but, from a professional point of view, I would as lief have the ransacking of a single window in the West End as the pick of all those spoils of Etruria and of ancient Greece.
-- I knew a person of that name at the court of the Queen of Etruria, -- a Noirtier, who had been a Girondin during the Revolution!
Mr Hanson will visit The New Vic Theatre on Etruria Road in Newcastle-under-Lyme on September 12.
The name Herculaneum was probably chosen to rival the Italian classical name of Etruria, which was so successfully used by Josiah Wedgwood in Staffordshire.
But finding a traditionally run Roman kitchen can be tough, which is why you have to head straight to Trattoria Etruria 39.
Both youngsters were safely taken to family members to be cared for while the woman was transported to the Northern Area Custody Facility at Etruria for questioning.
Memory stirred within me of a life lived long since, When Etruria was great among the nations of the earth, Then I loved the maid, Lartia, and I a prince, And she the keeper of my wealth, household and heart.
AFrom Monday to Friday, Andrew Howard has walked barefoot from his home in Leek, Staffordshire, to the bet365 HQ in Etruria, Stoke.
Among their topics are making meaning of myth: the interpretation of mythological imagery in the Polyxena Sarcophagus and the Kizilbel Tomb and the history of Achaemenid Asia Minor, from Mezntie to Mezentius: the stratigraphy of a myth in Etruria and Rome, distributive narrative: a very short history of juxtaposing myths on Pompeian walls, Gilgamesh and Homer: the missing link, and the transformations of Achilles on late Roman mosaics in the east.