Ethnic Bodies

Physiognomy, identity and the environment

Authored by: Max L. Goldman

The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415738057
eBook ISBN: 9781315686622
Adobe ISBN: 9781317415701

10.4324/9781315686622.ch4

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Abstract

Why, Zeus, when you have provided humanity with clear proof of faked gold, does the body have no natural mark that could reveal men’s wickedness?—Euripides, Medea 516–19

You can’t trust appearance.—Juvenal 2.8

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