Friday, May 19, 2017

Eyes of the Ethiopians, eyes of the Thracians

Hasn't that always been the way? The world is as we ourselves see it. From Xenophanes of Colophon, 570 – 480 BC.
Ethiopians say that their gods are snubnosed and black
Thracians that they are pale and red-haired.
Αἰθίοπές τε <θεοὺς σφετέρους> σιμοὺς μέλανάς τε
Θρῇκἐς τε γλαυκοὺς καὶ πυρρούς <φασι πέλεσθαι>.

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