Greeks and Barbarians: Essays on the Interaction between Greeks and Non-Greeks in Antiquity

John E. Coleman, Clark A. Walz | 1997 | ISBN: 1883053447 | English | 206 pages | PDF | 8 MB

Series: Occasional publications of the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Program of Jewish Studies Cornell University, 4
THE INCLUSION of the conference proceedings, Greeks and Barbarians: The Classical Origins of Eurocentrism, in the Occasional Publications of the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Program of Jewish Studies, reflects the interdisciplinary focus of our faculty and curricula. The conference, in part prompted by the publications of our colleague Martin G. Bernal, reflected the diverse views of both Cornell faculty and invited scholars. The topics of the various contributions include history, art, archaeology, mythology, literature, philosophy, linguistics, politics, and the sociology of knowledge and range over the vast chronological span from the Bronze Age to the contemporary world. The intense dialogue that has developed between scholars over the relationship between Greece and the Near East in antiquity and in the ways modern scholarship has perceived this relationship has been a positive development. The net result has been a clarification and correction of many scholarly positions and a more accurate understanding of the ancient world and how we have recovered and recreated it. While there still remain numerous issues to be resolved, the papers in this volume reveal an openness of inquiry and a willingness to consider new perspectives. The organizers of the conference, the editors of this volume, and the contributors who revised and expanded their respective papers, are to be congratulated for making their results available to a wider audience.