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May 26, 2022

"Ancient slavery wasn't based on race." "Rome was an ethnic melting pot! Everyone was granted citizenship!"

Dr Rebecca Futo Kennedy from Denison University's Classics Department joins us to talk about the ways ancient societies classified and otherized people into racial or ethnic groups, as well as the different legal rights and restrictions that arose from these systems of racialization.

For more of Dr. Kennedy's work, check out her blog!

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