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WRPR 191 Constructions of Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World (HC): Background

Writing Program 191 Constructions of Race and Ethnicity in the Classical World (Evans) Spring 2019

Hellenistic Sculpture

Egyptian sculpture, Late 2nd. century B.C.E., marble  (Source: Brooklyn Museum)

Companion Series

Companions and handbooks are very helpful kinds of sources.  They are edited by leading scholars in the particular areas of research, and those editors commission researchers to write individual essays on the subjects which are their specialties.  As a result, students get a much better understanding of the issues involved in a particular subject area, since the authors go beyond factual summaries to analysis of differing arguments in the field.

For companions and handbooks involving ethnicity and race, see:

Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean (2014)

"Ethnic Prejudice and Racism"   in  The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies (2009)

"Identity"  in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt (2012)

Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine (2010)

Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity (2012)

Additional relevant material may be found in the series listed below when you look by Classical author, literary genre, or topic.

Blackwell Companions - 65 Titles

Brill Companions - 35 Titles

Cambridge Companions - 44 Titles 

Encyclopedias for Classical Studies

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Subject Guide

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Greek Pottery

Aryballos in the form of an African's head, Walters Art Museum

Greek, between 480 and 430 B.C.E.  (Source: Walters Art Museum)

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