Streaming Friday, Oct. 19, 6–8pm: Sarah Derbew, "Blazing with Blackness: Aithiopians in Herodotus’ Histories," a lecture presented by the CHS, the Black Classicists Event Series, and Howard University, featuring respondent Caroline Stark.
October 19 at 6:00 pm
Advance Registration Required, Registration Closed
Blazing with Blackness will examine the geography and literary presence of black people in ancient Greek literature. In particular, Herodotus' description of the Persian-led, Egyptian expedition to Aithiopia (Hdt. 3.17-26) offers telling insight into the cross-cultural connections among non-Greeks. Read more...