[tied] Re: The indo european "race"

From: siglo_20th_century
Message: 25974
Date: 2003-09-23

Plutarch in his Life of Caesar says:
┬ź For he was a spare man, had a soft and white skin, was distempered
in the head and subject to an epilepsy, which, it is said, first
seized him at Corduba┬╗

I'll agree that being spare (skinny) is more a mediterranean trait
than a nordic or alpine one. But he's said to also be taller than the
average Roman in other accounts.
By the way, how can you tell he was mediterranean and darker skinned
if the surviving statues have no color any longer?







--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, Michael J Smith
<lookwhoscross-eyednow@...> wrote:
> Hi Siglo,
> Juluis Caesar described as fair? Are you sure you don't mean
Augustus?
> From the sculptures we do have Julius looks more like he'd be
> Mediterranean and darker skinned.
>
> -Michael
>
> On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 00:45:38 -0000 "siglo_20th_century"
> <siglo_20th_century@...> writes:
> > Also Sulla is described as being very fair in complexion, as well
as
> > Julius Caesar along with the Julian-Claudian dinasty.
> >
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