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Saturday, March 15, 2014

blond is sign of barbarism polemon wrote

PALE SKIN and LIGHT HAIR were described as signs of BARBARISM by Polemon of Laodicea (GREEK man) in his book Physiognomica. Pseudo-Aristotle noted differences between Greeks and the people of the north, believing that Greek superiority was visible in their MEDIUM SKIN TONE, as opposed to pale northerners and dark southerners (black Africans). He claimed that BLUE EYES were a SIGN OF COWARDLY NATURE, and that they indicated POOR EYESIGHT. Greeks -> MEDIUM color, like people in the portraits
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