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Black Achilles

24 mins | May 15, 2018

Did Homer imagine his Trojan War hero, Achilles, as a black man? If so, what was the Ancient Greek perception of black skin? Tim Whitmarsh, writing in Aeon magazine, navigates blonde hair, sun-tanned skin and contact with Ethiopians in Ancient Greece.

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