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Dean Riley

As was mentioned in the note featured in the Cerveteri Sarcophagus page, Greek and Latin people found men and women socializing together as offensive, but there are many examples of men and women socializing and embracing in Etruscan art. In the Sarcophagus of Larth Tetnies and Thanchvil Tarnai, they are pictured in bed together naked which I am sure Greek and Latin scholars would have very much frowned upon. In the art of other civilizations, men were shown as a higher social status than women, but in the Etruscan art, they are viewed as equals in the artists eyes and viewed as having a relationship that could go beyond the confines of death.