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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Romans see blond as a trait of germans

From an ethnic point of view, Roman authors associated blond and reddish hair with the Gauls and the Germans: e.g., Virgil describes the hair of the Gauls as "golden" (aurea caesaries),[49] Tacitus wrote that "the Germans have fierce blue eyes, red hair, huge frames";[50] in accordance with Ammianus, almost all the Gauls were "of tall stature, fair and ruddy".[51]

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