Saturday, 10 August 2013

Afro-eccentrica

Afro-eccentrica

Eurocentric Afrocentric

Two viewpoints about Ancient Greek Culture that clash.

The first tends to be conservative and support the ideas about the uniqueness and specialness of greek culture.

The other stresses the influence of Egypt and the near East on Greece and Africa.

Egypt however is not Africa.

So where do I stand apart from that statement?

Evidence comes first.

The Ancient Greeks had legends about Cadmos and others migrating to Greece from Egypt and Phoenicia.

Artifact evidence is sparser though.

The Linguistic evidence I am more inclined to support partially because of my research into creolisation for a couple of linguistic courses I did in university.

If you're looking into the case for  or against Afrocentricism bear these two things in mind.

EVIDENCE COMES FIRST NOT INTERPRETATION

CONTACT WITH OTHER CULTURES CAUSES CHANGE

' nuff said...