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I am looking for criticisms of classical Greco-Roman theogony. Preferably from late antiquity or earlier. I recall reading such a criticism which claimed it was absurd to have a historicist view of the Theogony because it assumed the gods had physical bodies. It may have been an early Church Father, but I'm not sure.

If there are any other authors who criticize a historicist view of ancient myth, or the idea that the gods have physical bodies, I'd appreciate a reference.
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From:alasthai
Date:July 7th, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
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As I recall, Plutarch makes some similar comments in his biographies: see Theseus and Numa Pompilius.
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