Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Flavians and Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Flavians

Guenther (1957) classfies the Flavian dynasty (Vespasian and his sons, Titus and Domitian) as predominantly Phalian. Phalians are tall, robust, and light-pigmented. They have broad faces, but long skulls, being essentially a modern survival of the Cro-Magnon physical type.

The Flavians were tall and fair-haired -- unsurprising considering their family name is derived from a Latin word for "blond". Domitian is also described as blue-eyed and ruddy (Sieglin 1935).

Roman Emperor Vespasian (AD 69-79)
Norwegian Man (Phalian Type)
Roman Emperor Titus (AD 79-81)

Pro haps like Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

38th Governor of California
Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria (German: Thal bei Graz), a small village bordering the Styrian capital Graz, and was christened Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger.[5] His parents were the local police chief Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907 – 1972), and his wife, the late Aurelia Jadrny (1922 – 1998).

Compare Arnold to his father

Gustav Schwarzenegger in an ID photo from the Austrian State Archives

Is Arnold a Flavian?

Height: 6'2"
Nicknames: The Oak, The Austrian Oak, The Olympian, The King, Champ, Arnie, Schwarzie, Arnold Strong
Hair Colour: Blonde, Dark Blonde or Brown.
Eyes: Blue?

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