- May 2016
Are you serious? I counselled you to read the Iliad, it was for that motif! As @DiocletianIsBetterThanYou already noted.Only (the northern) barbarians were depicted as being blond, prove me otherwise.
Anyway, some quick copy/paste:
We can quote the play “Hippolytus” by Euripides, when the main character addresses to Aphrodite, that was often depicted as blonde: “But, dear lady, take this coronal for your golden hair from a worshipful hand. For I alone of mortals have this privilegie…” (lines 80-85);
By the way, people that weren’t Barbarians from the North were also blond, in the play “Medea”, by the same author, a messenger speaks addressing to Medea (niece of Circe and granddaughter of Helios): “And someone kissed the hands and another the blond heads of the children.” (lines 1140-1145)
In the play “Iphigenia in Tauris”, by Euripides (lines 50-55): “One support of my father's house was left, I thought, and it had yellow locks of hair waving from its capital, and took on human voice.”
The chorus sings in the play “Heracles”, also by Euripides: “First he cleared the grove of Zeus of a lion, and put its skin upon his back, hiding his yellow hair in its fearful tawny gaping jaws.” (lines 360-361).
“Birds” by Aristophanes: “Your pure notes rise through the thick leaves of the yew-tree right up to the throne of Zeus, where Phoebus listens to you, Phoebus with his golden hair.” (lines 215-220).
As for the Romans, you can read Suetonius about “Divus Augustus”: “His teeth were thin set, small and scaly, his hair a little curled, and inclining to a yellow colour.” (Chapter 77).
I could go on, these quotes were picked quickly.
In other words, pardon me to say, what you said is a complete nonsense! Don’t go that way, it is embarrassing for you. But you didn’t clarify what I asked. Probably it doesn’t matter if is a reasoning that departs from this huge nonsense.