Greeks and Barbarians

Greeks and Barbarians by Thomas Harrison
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2002
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Greeks and Barbarians

Greeks and Barbarians by Konstantinos Vlassopoulos
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-08
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Examines the political, social, economic and cultural interactions between Greeks and non-Greeks from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period.

Greeks And Barbarians

Greeks And Barbarians by Harrison Thomas Harrison
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2019-07-30
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How did the Greeks view foreign peoples? This book considers what the Greeks thought of foreigners and their religions, cultures and politics, and what these beliefs and opinions reveal about the Greeks. The Greeks were occasionally intrigued by the customs and religions of the many different peoples with whom they came into contact; more often they were disdainful or dismissive, tending to regard non-Greeks as at best inferior, and at worst as candidates for conquest and enslavement. Facing up to this less attractive aspect of the classical tradition is vital, Thomas Harrison argues, to seeing both what the ancient world was really like and the full nature of its legacy in the modern. In this book he brings together outstanding European and American scholarship to show the difference and complexity of Greek representations of foreign peoples - or barbarians, as the Greeks called them - and how these representations changed over time.The book looks first at the main sources: the Histories of Herodotus, Greek tragedy, and Athenian art. Part II examines how the Greeks distinguished themselves from barbarians through myth, language and religion. Part III considers Greek representations of two different barbarian peoples - the allegedly decadent and effeminate Persians, and the Egyptians, proverbial for their religious wisdom. In part IV three chapters trace the development of the Greek-barbarian antithesis in later history: in nineteenth-century scholarship, in Byzantine and modern Greece, and in western intellectual history.Of the twelve chapters six are published in English for the first time. The editor has provided an extensive general introduction, as well as introductions to the parts. The book contains two maps, a guide to further reading and an intellectual chronology. All passages of ancient languages are translated, and difficult terms are explained.

Greeks and Barbarians

Greeks and Barbarians by Kostas Vlassopoulos
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-08-01
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This book is an ambitious synthesis of the social, economic, political and cultural interactions between Greeks and non-Greeks in the Mediterranean world during the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods. Instead of traditional and static distinctions between Greeks and Others, Professor Vlassopoulos explores the diversity of interactions between Greeks and non-Greeks in four parallel but interconnected worlds: the world of networks, the world of apoikiai ('colonies'), the Panhellenic world and the world of empires. These diverse interactions set into motion processes of globalisation; but the emergence of a shared material and cultural koine across the Mediterranean was accompanied by the diverse ways in which Greek and non-Greek cultures adopted and adapted elements of this global koine. The book explores the paradoxical role of Greek culture in the processes of ancient globalisation, as well as the peculiar way in which Greek culture was shaped by its interaction with non-Greek cultures.

From Barbarians to New Men : Greek, Roman, and Modern Perceptions of Peoples from the Central Apennines

From Barbarians to New Men : Greek, Roman, and Modern Perceptions of Peoples from the Central Apennines by Emma Dench
Publisher : Clarendon Press
Release : 1995-11-02
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The Central Apennine peoples, represented alternately as decadent and dangerous snake-charming barbarians or as personifications of manly wisdom and virtue, as austere and worthy "new men", were important figures in Greek and Roman ideology. Concentrating on the period between the later fourth century BC and the aftermath of the Social War, this book considers the ways in which Greek and Roman perceptions of these peoples developed, reflecting both the shifting needs of Greek and Roman societies and the character of interaction between the various cultures of ancient Italy. Most importantly, it illuminates the development of a specifically Roman identity, through the creation of an ideology of incorporation. The book is also about the interface between these attitudes and the dynamics of the perception of local communities in Italy of themselves, illuminated by both literary and archaeological evidence. An important new contribution to modern debates on Greek and Roman perceptions of other peoples, the book argues that the closely interactive conditions of ancient Italy helped to produce far less distanced and exotic images than those of the barbarians in fifth-century Athenian thought.

Barbarians in the Greek and Roman World

Barbarians in the Greek and Roman World by Erik Jensen
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 2018-09-15
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What did the ancient Greeks and Romans think of the peoples they referred to as barbari? Did they share the modern Western conception—popularized in modern fantasy literature and role-playing games—of "barbarians" as brutish, unwashed enemies of civilization? Or our related notion of "the noble savage?" Was the category fixed or fluid? How did it contrast with the Greeks and Romans' conception of their own cultural identity? Was it based on race? In accessible, jargon-free prose, Erik Jensen addresses these and other questions through a copiously illustrated introduction to the varied and evolving ways in which the ancient Greeks and Romans engaged with, and thought about, foreign peoples—and to the recent historical and archaeological scholarship that has overturned received understandings of the relationship of Classical civilization to its "others."

Barbarian or Greek?

Barbarian or Greek? by Stamenka Antonova
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2018-11-01
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An examination of the charge of barbarism against the early Christians in the context of ancient rhetorical practices and mechanisms of othering, marginalization and persecution in the Roman Empire.

Greeks and Barbarians

Greeks and Barbarians by James Thomson
Publisher : Aeterna Classics
Release : 2018-04-05
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IT began in Ionia. It may in truth have been a reawakening. But if this be so (and it is entirely probable), it was after so long and deep a slumber that scarcely even dreams were remembered. The Ionians used to say that they remembered coming from Greece, long ago, about a thousand years before we reckon it.driven from their ancient home on the Peloponnesian coast of the Corinthian Gulf by "Dorians" out of the North. They fled to Athens, which carried them in her ships across the Aegean to that middle portion of the eastern shore which came to be known as Ionia. For this reason they were in historical times accounted (by the Athenians at least) "colonists of the Athenians." Nobody in antiquity appears seriously to have disputed this account of the Ionians. There may be considerable truth in it; and if not, the Ionians were pretty good at disputing. The Athenians belonged to that race. But if you questioned the Ionians further and asked them about their origins in prehistoric Greece, you had to be content with the Topsy-like answer that the first Ionians grew out of the ground. They were Autochthones, Earth-Children. The critical Thucydides puts it this way: he says the same stock has always inhabited Attica. People in his time could remember when old Athenian gentlemen used to wear their hair done up in a top-knot fastened by a golden pin in the form of a cicala.because the cicala also is an Earth-Child.

Greeks and Barbarians

Greeks and Barbarians by John E. Coleman
Publisher : Eisenbrauns
Release : 1997
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Thirteen papers from the April 1993 conference held at Cornell U. interpret relationships between the ancient Greeks and other cultures from the viewpoints of archaeology, history, linguistics, philosophy, and literature. Topics include linguistic contacts, relations with Phoenicians and Ethiopians, Greek philosophy in Egypt, ancient notions of nationalism and ethnocentrism, and the use of Greek antiquity for the development of Eurocentrism. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Fear of Barbarians

The Fear of Barbarians by Tzvetan Todorov
Publisher : Polity
Release : 2010
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Contemporary forms of tension and conflict among nations cannot be described in terms familiar to twentieth century history, but neither can they be reduced to a 'clash of civilizations'. The world today is not divided between an enlightened West and the dark forces of Islam. To avoid the negative impact of these Manichean images we need a much more nuanced view. In this new book Tzvetan Todorov offers an original analysis of the new landscape of fear and resentment that characterizes our world today. He starts by redefining the notions of barbarism and civilization as universal moral categories and explains how they apply to the plurality of cultures; and he distinguishes carefully between various forms of collective identity - cultural, civic and ideological. These conceptual tools enable him to shed fresh light on the current struggle against terrorism and the tensions between communities within Western countries. He invites us to overcome our fears - for fear is a dangerous motive and risks producing an evil that is worse than the evil we initially feared. The fear of the barbarians can turn us into barbarians. Richly illustrated with examples ranging from Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib to the murder of Theo Van Gogh and the Danish cartoons, this powerful plea for civilized values will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the key challenges facing the world today.