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Statues were colored in Ancient Greece, and it's indicated by pigment traces that, for example, the statue of a deity did not get a new hair color every (insert interval here) like a modern-day celebrity. The LiebigHaus collection currently has a great exhibition reconstructing the color of Olympian statues. This is probably as close as you can possibly get ...


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The question is: "Which specific ancient sources did NOT consider Kronus and Chronos to be the same being?" As a Greek who has been taught Ancient Greek, i can assure you that modern Greek are not the same thing, ancient ones are like a foreign language to most of us. But let's go to the point. Some things remain the same or similar. Kronus = ...


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Plutarch and Cicero were writing several hundred years after the earliest Greek poetry describing Cronus and Chronus. You can't really use what authors so late thought to argue what earlier authors thought. The question is also a little backwards. If Chronus and Cronus were later inflations, how could anyone before possibly have said that they were different?...


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You are reading it as a modern and not putting yourself in the shoes of an ancient. I love a little snippet from chesterton on paradoxes (see below). Always remember that when you posit the supernatural, as they did, many more things are possible in your worldview, including miracles. They held fate and free will to both exist as truths and to hell with the ...


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