This is an affiliate session of the Association of Ancient Historians at the AHA annual meeting.
The commentary and discussion concerning the barbarian is extensive in ancient historical record. Barbarians have been described in the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome and through Late Antiquity. Previously scholars have typified the barbarian in solely negative terms, looking through the lens of the conqueror, but this panel attempts to revisit this subject. There are instances when Barbarians are not always described as the enemy but as impressive or attractive in appearance and attitude.
This panel seeks to address issues concerning the Barbarian in times of war and peace such as:
The appearance of the Barbarian in material culture, numismatics and inscriptions
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