Classical Greek ethnography and the slave trade
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This paper draws upon analogy with better documented slave societies (the medieval Islamic world, and the eighteenth-century Caribbean) to argue, first, that the institution of slavery was a major factor in fostering a discourse on the differences among foreign peoples; and secondly that Greek ethnographic writing was informed by the experience of slavery, containing implicit justifications of slavery as an institution. It then considers the implications of these conclusions for our understanding of Greek representations of the barbarian world, and for Greek contact with non-Greeks.
Harrison , T 2019 , ' Classical Greek ethnography and the slave trade ' , Classical Antiquity , vol. 38 , no. 1 , pp. 36-57 . https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2019.38.1.36
© 2019 by The Regents of the University of California. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the final published version of the work, which was originally published at: https://doi.org/10.1525/ca.2019.38.1.36