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Euripides, Iphigenia At Aulis, 1400


nanAnd it is right, mother, that Hellenes should rule barbarians, but not barbarians Hellenes, those being slaves, while these are free. Chorus Leader


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1. Euripides, Helen, 276, 275 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

275. δούλη καθέστηκ' οὖς' ἐλευθέρων ἄπο: 275. I have become a slave although I am free by birth; for among barbarians all are slaves except one. And the only anchor of my fortunes is gone, the hope that my husband would come one day and free me of my woes—he is dead, he no longer exists.
2. Herodotus, Histories, 7.228 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

7.228. There is an inscription written over these men, who were buried where they fell, and over those who died before the others went away, dismissed by Leonidas. It reads as follows: quote type="inscription" l met="dact"Here four thousand from the Peloponnese once fought three million. /l /quote ,That inscription is for them all, but the Spartans have their own: quote type="inscription" l met="dact"Foreigner, go tell the Spartans that we lie here obedient to their commands. /l /quote ,That one is to the Lacedaemonians, this one to the seer: quote type="inscription" l met="dact"This is a monument to the renowned Megistias, /l lSlain by the Medes who crossed the Spercheius river. /l lThe seer knew well his coming doom, /l lBut endured not to abandon the leaders of Sparta. /l /quote ,Except for the seer's inscription, the Amphictyons are the ones who honored them by erecting inscriptions and pillars. That of the seer Megistias was inscribed by Simonides son of Leoprepes because of his tie of guest-friendship with the man.
3. Aristotle, Politics, None (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)



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aristotle,on natural slavery Isaac (2004), The invention of racism in classical antiquity, 177
aristotle Gruen (2020), Ethnicity in the Ancient World - Did it matter, 12
barbarians,and slaves Isaac (2004), The invention of racism in classical antiquity, 177
barbarians/barbarity,aristotle on Gruen (2020), Ethnicity in the Ancient World - Did it matter, 12
euripides,on free greeks and slavish barbarians Isaac (2004), The invention of racism in classical antiquity, 278
genos/gene/gens/genus,in plato Gruen (2020), Ethnicity in the Ancient World - Did it matter, 12
greeks,celebrate victory over persians Isaac (2004), The invention of racism in classical antiquity, 278
greeks,said to be natural rulers of the barbarians Isaac (2004), The invention of racism in classical antiquity, 177
greeks/hellenes,contrast with barbarians Gruen (2020), Ethnicity in the Ancient World - Did it matter, 12
greeks/hellenes,enslavement of Gruen (2020), Ethnicity in the Ancient World - Did it matter, 12
greeks and barbarians,unequal according to aristotle Isaac (2004), The invention of racism in classical antiquity, 177
slaves,according to theognis and xenophon,the same by nature as barbarians Isaac (2004), The invention of racism in classical antiquity, 177
slaves,according to theognis and xenophon Isaac (2004), The invention of racism in classical antiquity, 177
slaves/slavery,and barbarians' Gruen (2020), Ethnicity in the Ancient World - Did it matter, 12
troy/trojans Gruen (2020), Ethnicity in the Ancient World - Did it matter, 12
women,greek,barbarian and slaves Isaac (2004), The invention of racism in classical antiquity, 177
women,greek Isaac (2004), The invention of racism in classical antiquity, 177