The barbarians of ancient Europe : realities and interactions / edited by Larissa Bonfante
- Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
- Physical Description:
- xxiii, 395 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Bonfante, Larissa
- 1. Classical and barbarian / Larissa Bonfante -- 2. Greek geography of western barbarians / Paul T. Keyser -- 3. The funeral of Scythian kings: the historical reality and the description of Herodotus (4.71-72) / Askold I. Ivantchik -- 4. The Scythians: between mobility, tomb architecture and early urban structures / Renate Rolle -- 5. Philomele's tongue: reading the pictorial text Thracian mythology / Ivan Marazov -- 6. In the fabulous Celtic twilight / Barry Cunliffe -- 7. The ancient Germans / Peter S. Wells -- 8. he Etruscans: mediators between northern barbarians and classical civilization / Larissa Bonfante -- 9. The world of situla art / Otto-Herman Frey -- 10. A barbarian myth?: the case of the talking head / Nancy Thomson de Grummond -- 11. Romans and/as barbarians / John Marincola -- 12. The identity of late barbarians: goths and wine / Walter Stevenson -- 13. Some final thoughts / Barry Cunliffe.
- "The Barbarians of Ancient Europe deals with the reality of the indigenous peoples of Europe, in contrast to many publications that explore these peoples in the context of the Greek idea of 'barbarians' as the 'Other'. These varied groups--Thracians, Scythians, Celts, Germans, Etruscans, and other peoples of Italy, the Alps, and beyond--had contact with one another and with Greek culture during its flowering. Images on the spectacular gold and silver objects buried in royal tombs show how the horse-riding nomads and the barbarian women warriors known in antiquity as Amazons saw themselves. Archaeological discoveries show how they dressed, what they ate and drank, where they lived, and how they honored their dead kings with barbaric splendor and human sacrifices, allowing us to change, correct, or confirm the picture given in Greek and Roman literature"--
- Indo-Europeans—Cultural assimilation—Congresses
- Social change—Europe—History—Congresses
- Europe—Civilization—Greek influences—Congresses
- "The articles here were first presented as papers at a conference held at the University of Richmond in March 2003"--Pref.
Map on endpapers.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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