GRCL 0804 Race in Greece and Rome Lecture Notes 1
Historical race concepts have varied across cultures and over time, and
have been controversial for social, political and scientific reasons.
o Until the 19th century, race was thought by many to constitut
Both the consuls were charged with the investigation into the secret conspiracies. A lowborn Greek went into Etruria first of all, but did not bring with him any of the numerous
arts which that most accomplished of all nations has introduced amongst us fo
[Claudius] banished from Rome all the Jews, who were continually making disturbances at the instigation
of one Chrestus (Suetonius, Life of Claudius 25. 4; ca. 45 CE)
The next thing was to seek means of propitiating the gods, and recourse was had to
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)ortant functions of government which he had before exer-
:lsed. Under a semblance of simple and modest tastes, he
vrapped himself in a profound reserve, and affected a de- _
rotion to literature and a love of poetry, thus seeking to
Speech of Cn. Manlius to his Troops before a Battle against Gaul Immigrants in Asia Minor
(fighting along side Seleucids)
As the troops were about to act against this enemy, so terrible to all in that part of the world, the
consul, in an assembly, address
GRCL 0804 Race in Greece and Rome Lecture Notes 10
While Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome are often confused for one
another, there are many differences between the two.
o Both countries are Mediterranean yet have social class differences,
GRCL 0804 Race in Greece and Rome Lecture Notes 9
Race and ethnicity are important concepts in the field of sociology and are
ones that are studied a great deal.
o Race plays a large role in everyday human interactions and
sociologists want to study how,
GRCL 0804 Race in Greece and Rome Lecture Notes 8
Comparative mythology is the comparison of myths from different cultures
in an attempt to identify shared themes and characteristics.
o Served a variety of academic purposes.
For example, scholars have us
GRCL 0804 Race in Greece and Rome Lecture Notes 7
Racial Formation Theory is an analytical tool in sociology, developed
by Michael Omi and Howard Winant
o Used to look at race as a socially constructed identity
Where the content and importance of racial
GRCL 0804 Race in Greece and Rome Lecture Notes 6
The Mediterranean race is one of the sub-races into which the Caucasian
race was categorized by most anthropologists in the late nineteenth to midtwentieth century.
o According to various definitions, it
GRCL 0804 Race in Greece and Rome Lecture Notes 5
Roman philosophy is thoroughly grounded in the traditions of Greek
philosophy. Interest in the subject was first excited at Rome in 155 BCE.
o By an Athenian embassy, consisting of the Academic Carneades,
GRCL 0804 Race in Greece and Rome Lecture Notes 4
Ancient Greek philosophy arose in the 6th century BCE and continued
through the Hellenistic period
o At which point Ancient Greece was incorporated in the Roman
Empire. It dealt with a wide variety of subj
GRCL 0804 Race in Greece and Rome Lecture Notes 3
Ancient Rome was a thriving civilization that began growing on the Italian
Peninsula as early as the 8th century BCE.
o Located along the Mediterranean and centered on the city of Rome
It expanded to becom
GRCL 0804 Race in Greece and Rome Lecture Notes 2
The Greeks, also known as the Hellenes are an ethnic group native
to Greece, Cyprus, Anatolia and other regions. They also form a
significant diaspora, with Greek communities established around the world.
Chapter 15 Europe: Gaul, Germany, and Britain
land they. had simple lives, and no other knowledge or skill was known
to them at all.  Each man's property was made up of animals and gold,
because these things alone can be carried easily around ever