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


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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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