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Barbarians in ancient Greece

By |2018-09-20T06:04:02+00:00July 11th, 2017|Greeks, People|

A Greek image of a Persian "barbarian" woman Where does the word 'barbarian' come from? People in ancient Greece called everyone who didn't speak Greek a barbarian (barbaros). They said that people speaking other languages sounded like they were just going "bar, bar, bar, bar...." So that is why they called those people [...]