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Barbarians in Greek comedy by Timothy Long

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Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .
Written in English


  • Greek drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism,
  • Aliens in literature,
  • Primitivism in literature,
  • Ethnocentrism in literature,
  • Visitors, Foreign, in literature

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Edition Notes

StatementTimothy Long.
LC ClassificationsPA3166 .L66 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 222 p. ;
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2537477M
ISBN 100809312484
LC Control Number85018363

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History of Europe - History of Europe - Greeks, Romans, and barbarians: The main treatment of Classical Greek and Roman history is given in the articles Aegean civilizations; ancient Greek civilization; Hellenistic Age; ancient Italic people; and ancient Rome. Only a brief cultural overview is offered here, outlining the influence of Greeks and Romans on European history. Barbarians in the Greek and Roman World book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. What did the ancient Greeks and Romans think /5(2). Scythians in the Bible. Colossians Many readers of this journal will have memorized Galatians , “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” 1 They may not be as familiar with the parallel passage in Colossians , which omits any reference to gender: “Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised. Bacon, Helen H. , Barbarians in Greek tragedy / by Helen H. Bacon Published for Smith College by the Yale University Press New Haven Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.