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African Americans and the Classics: An Introduction


This popped on my FB and thought it was interesting.


Written by a teacher at a Classical school, so also apropos.




There's more the author could have gotten in to - for example before hieroglyphics were cracked (and then before Egyptian texts really got read and interpreted) scholarship was pretty dependent on Roman sources, which were themselves very negative about Egypt and talked about them as backwards people worshiping animals, and so on. Which we now know is not accurate, but, as the end of article says "what is old news among scholars may not always be well-known or well-received among the general public." True, that.

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