Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Chaya Chaim, Sep 7, 2016.
Rather than dup the same topic Eye decided to piggy back this one....
Eye am clear - b/c what must be understood is this: If there is important her/his story that is happening or in the making at any time and at any place-- WE WERE IN IT!!!!!
About Hannibal's Race...
... On the issue of a complexion test... I do believe that people who want to deny Hannibal blackness are being unfairly selective in their use of this racial terminology. No matter what Hannibal was he was a man with brown skin. The ancients make it entirely clear how strange and barbaric white-skinned, blond haired people were considered. The Celts and Gauls from Northern Italy northward were spoken of disparagingly by Romans and Greeks in part because of their unnatural whiteness. White, blond, tall: these were the characteristics of barbarians. So Hannibal, being south of Rome and from African soil, was at the very least a brown-skinned man, much more familiar and respected in the ancient world.
This kind of school of thought, below, is what we are up against, bro. Chaya Chaim, and explains why White folk are so upset at Black Hannibal ... Its nearly heartbreaking:
Hannibal’s ethnicity and physical appearance
... The issue of Hannibal’s ethnicity and what he looked like are no doubt vital to many but remain contentious matters even to scholars. Let me try to explain why in the following several points.
First, we have no certain contemporary image from his own time to show us what he looked like. The primary source closest to his time is the Greek historian Polybius who lived almost a century later, and he gives no verbal description. No other ancient sources that have survived do either. We do have the curious information that he was possibly prone to disguising himself at times. There may be a few silver coins from the Punic culture in Spain, most likely minted around the mid-to-late 3rd century bce in what soon became known as Carthago Nova (now Cartagena), but these coin images are arguable because they may depict his father, Hamilcar, or other relatives instead. After Hannibal’s life, the Romans likely recalled every silver Punic coin they could find—including any that might have shown Hannibal—and melted them down to make new Roman coins with their own images. So we are left with mostly modern interpretations from long after the Roman Empire ...
You are on it, CC! The whitewash of African World History is dead!
Hannibal was a man of color, period. He was an excellent general and leader.
No doubt Fine1952, we must stop allowing him to tell his-story about our history ... thank you for the knowledge drop ... We getting ready to have that "Knowledge Party."
Eye never knew Eye had it in me to utter such truths!
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Amazon makes me sick, on order as we discussed. Eye have had to spot check several orders that are still pending from a month ago. Eye will be switching to Ebay.
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Living - who me?
Vegan - who me?
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