Luciana Aigner-Foresti

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Luciana Aigner-Foresti (born July 30, 1936 in Rome ) is an Italian ancient historian and Etruscologist .


From 1965 Luciana Aigner-Foresti studied Ancient History, Classical Studies, Classical Archeology, Oriental Studies and Comparative Linguistics at the University of Graz and received her doctorate in 1972 from Franz Hampl.In 1976, she received the Diploma in Etruscan and Italian Classical Studies from the University of Perugia with Massimo Pallottino . From 1973 to 1994 she worked part-time as a contract assistant at the Ancient History Institute of the University of Graz. In 1987 he completed his habilitation in Etruscology and Italian Classical Studies at the Institute for Ancient History, Classical Studies and Epigraphy at the University of Vienna. Aigner-Foresti has been visiting professor at the Institute for Ancient History at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan since 1988 . From 1994 to 2001 she taught as a university professor for Etruscology and Italian Archeology at the Institute for Ancient History, Archeology and Epigraphy at the University of Vienna .

She is a member of numerous institutions, for example in 1989 she was elected a corresponding member of the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Etruschi ed Italici ( Florence ), whose Austria-Vienna section she has headed since 1997. In 1991 she became a full member of the Accademia Properziana di Spoleto, in 1998 an external member of the Istituto Lombardo, Accademia di Scienze e Lettere. Since 1996 she has been a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Cultural History of Antiquity at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), of which she became a corresponding member in 1998, and also a member of the Board of Trustees of the OeAW for the Historical Institute at the Austrian Forum in Rome. In 2005 she received the Wilhelm Hartel Prize .


  • Tesi, ipotesi e considerazioni sull'origine degli Etruschi (= dissertations from the University of Graz , Volume 30). Association of Austrian Scientific Societies - VWGÖ, Vienna 1974, DNB 831212772 , OCLC 2532972 (dissertation University of Graz 1972, 360 pages).
  • The Eastern Alps and Italy. Their cultural relationships as reflected in the small anthropomorphic bronze sculpture of the 7th century. v. BC (= Dissertazioni di estruscologia e antichità italiche pubblicate a cura dell'Istituto di studi etruschi ed italici , Volume 3). Olschki, Firenze 1980, OCLC 8726770 (Dissertation - thesis (doctoral) - Università italiana per stranieri di Perugia , 1976, 151 pages, summary in Italian).
  • Evidence of Etruscan culture in north-west Italy and in south France. On the history of the spread of Etruscan influences and the Etruscan-Greek debate (= Austrian Academy of Sciences. Philosophical-Historical Class: Session Reports ; Volume 507). Verlag der ÖAW , Vienna 1988, ISBN 3-7001-1385-4 .
  • Etruscans north of Etruria. Etruscan presence in northern Italy and north of the Alps, as well as their influences on native cultures. Files from the Vienna Symposium - Neuwaldegg Castle, 2. – 5. October 1989, series: Meeting reports of the philosophical-historical class , VÖAW, Vienna 1992, ISBN 3-7001-1958-5 .
  • The Etruscans and early Rome (= compact history - antiquity ). Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 2003, ISBN 3-534-15495-9 .
  • Luciana Aigner-Foresti, Peter Siewert (Hrsg.): Origin of state and city among the Etruscans. Problems and possibilities of exploring early communities in Etruria in comparison to other Mediterranean cultures. Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 2006, ISBN 3-7001-3509-2 ( meeting reports of the philological-historical class. Vol. 725).


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