Faliscan Black-Glazed Askos, 4th Century BC
The Falisci were and an Italic people who lived in what was then Etruria (map), on the Etruscan side of the Tiber River, in the region now known as Lazio, Italy. They spoke an Italic language, Faliscan, closely akin to Latin. Originally a sovereign state, politically and socially they supported the Etruscans, joining the Etruscan League. This conviction and affiliation led to their ultimate near destruction and total subjugation by Rome.