XXXIII

Translated from EVROPA SOBERANA

 
P._Oxy._8

P. Oxy. 8 with fragment of Alcman’s poem

 
Below I give some passages of Nordic phenotypes in Greek literature. Note that these are only a few examples of what exist in all of Greek literature:
 

• “Blonder hairs than a torch” (Sappho of Lesbos, talking about her daughter in Book V of her Alexandrian compilation).

• “Galatea of golden hair” (Philoxenus of Cythera, The Cyclops or Galatea).

• “…with a hair of gold and a silver face” (Alcman of Sparta, praising a maiden during a car race).

• “…happy girl of golden curls” (Alcman of Sparta, in honor of a Spartan poetess).

• “…blonde Lacedaemonians… of golden hair” (Bacchylides, talking about the young Spartans).

• Dicaearchus described Theban women as “blonde.”
 

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