D historical documentation of Greek connections to non Egyptian Africans that I ve never come before otherwise The writing is informative without being too dry or dumbed down and thoroughly covers the Greco Roman experience of Africans in various aspects of historic ife Due to the age of the book all the images are black and white and Snowden does occasionally repeat his points over again but these are both minor shortcomings in an overall solid piece of work that I recommend to any historian amateur #Or Professional History Very #professional history very Snowden has included over 140 illustrations which depict the Negro as the Greeks and Romans conceived of him in mythology and religion and observed him in a number of occupations as servant diplomat warrior athlete and performer among othersPresenting an exceptionally comprehensive historical description of the first major encounter of Europeans with dark and black Africans Mr Snowden found that the black man in a predominantly white society was neither romanticized nor scorned that the Ethiopian in classical antiuity was considered by pagan and Christian without prejudi. Authors description of Ethiopians being the most pious and
JUST PEOPLE IN THE EYES OF THE GODSAS Apeople in the eyes of the godsAs a student with interests in history and classical studies this has definitely been interesting and #insightful read In the ast chapter on the Early Christians view of Ethiopians Snowden brings to #read In the ast chapter on the Early Christians view of Ethiopians Snowden brings to the significance and prevalence of the Ethiopian in regards to early Christian typology An eye opening and necessary piece of scholarship for anyone interested in Greek or Roman history This was written 50 years ago and was filled with images an. Ed generalizations about the Ethiopians contending that classical references to them were neither glorifications of a mysterious people nor caricatures of rare creaturesMr Snowden has probed The Happiest Baby on the Block literary epigraphical papyrological numismatic and archaeological sources and has considered modern anthropological and sociological findings on pertinent racial and intercultural problems He has drawn directly upon the widely scatterediterary evidence of classical and early Christian writers and has synthesized extensive and diverse material Along with invaluable reference notes Mr.
Summary Blacks in Antiuity Ethiopians in the Greco Roman ExperienceA very detailed and interesting ook into how the ancient Greco #Romans and early Christians viewed Ethiopians black people Snowden s work is very well resourced with a greatly detailed notes section #and early Christians viewed Ethiopians black people Snowden s work is very well resourced with a greatly detailed notes section well as about 200 photos of ancient art featuring black people Overall Snowden demonstrates well that the ancients had no superiorityinferiority concept or theory based on one s skin colour As a matter of fact Snowden cites the classical sources that mention the high regard in which the ancients held for black folk Homer s and several other ancient. The Africans who came to ancient Greece and Italy participated in an important chapter of classical history Although evidence indicated that the alien dark and black skinned people were of varied tribal and geographic origins the Greeks and Romans classified many of them as Ethiopians In an effort to determine the role of black people in ancient civilization Mr Snowden examines a broad span of Greco Roman experience from
the Homeric era to the age of Justinian focusing his attention on the Ethiopians as they were known to theHomeric era to the age of Justinian focusing his attention on the Ethiopians as they were known to the and Romans The author dispels unwarrant.
Frank M. Snowden Jr.