People of Color in European Art History


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You’re the same person who sent me the ask, “Given that Deiniol was born in Wales, How likely is it that he was a person of color?”
I take it you did not read any of the 19 books I referred to you? Otherwise you’d probably be able to better understand your own question.
I don’t know why you keep sending me these vaguely race-baiting asks.
Phrases like “how likely is it” and “not ethnically Italian” don’t really make any sense in the context of this blog, or history in general. You seem to have this really weird idea that somehow in some far-distant past, Europe was full of exactly one race that you consider to be White. I mean, are you trying to say, Proto-Indo Europeans? That’s completely in the realm of linguistics, and has nothing to do with race. I mean, here’s a simplified mockup of Italy from 400 B.C., 400-ish years before Terentius Neo died in Pompeii:

Here’s some Etruscan art from around that time:


Like, how far back do we have to go to find people you’d consider “ethnically Italian”? When does this question start making sense?
Tarquinia?


Wait, did you mean when it was part of Ancient Greece, Crotone and all that?

Did you mean like, 8000 B.C.? Are these people “ethnically Italian”?

WHAT ANSWER ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

    [rebloggable by request]

    You’re the same person who sent me the ask, “Given that Deiniol was born in Wales, How likely is it that he was a person of color?

    I take it you did not read any of the 19 books I referred to you? Otherwise you’d probably be able to better understand your own question.

    I don’t know why you keep sending me these vaguely race-baiting asks.

    Phrases like “how likely is it” and “not ethnically Italian” don’t really make any sense in the context of this blog, or history in general. You seem to have this really weird idea that somehow in some far-distant past, Europe was full of exactly one race that you consider to be White. I mean, are you trying to say, Proto-Indo Europeans? That’s completely in the realm of linguistics, and has nothing to do with race. I mean, here’s a simplified mockup of Italy from 400 B.C., 400-ish years before Terentius Neo died in Pompeii:

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    Here’s some Etruscan art from around that time:

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    Like, how far back do we have to go to find people you’d consider “ethnically Italian”? When does this question start making sense?

    Tarquinia?

    image

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    Wait, did you mean when it was part of Ancient Greece, Crotone and all that?

    image

    Did you mean like, 8000 B.C.? Are these people “ethnically Italian”?

    image

    WHAT ANSWER ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?