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    The Iliad Teacher Manual

    Page 30, first paragraph (starts "Book 12"):

    "Zeus is older, wiser, and stronger than Poseidon, but they are both sons on Cronus."

    Wasn't Poseidon already in the belly of Cronus when Zeus was born?
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    Re: The Iliad Teacher Manual

    Originally posted by Cheryl in CA View Post
    Page 30, first paragraph (starts "Book 12"):

    "Zeus is older, wiser, and stronger than Poseidon, but they are both sons on Cronus."

    Wasn't Poseidon already in the belly of Cronus when Zeus was born?
    Yes, but in the Iliad, Zeus is stated to be the older (Book 13). This is possibly justified by arguing that all of the siblings were immediately eaten and had to be "born" a second time after Zeus had already been born.
    Michael
    Memoria Press

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      Re: The Iliad Teacher Manual

      Originally posted by Michael View Post
      Yes, but in the Iliad, Zeus is stated to be the older (Book 13). This is possibly justified by arguing that all of the siblings were immediately eaten and had to be "born" a second time after Zeus had already been born.
      Thanks! I had wondered if that was the case, or if perhaps there were different versions than the one from D'Aulair's Greek Myths. It would be nice to have an explanation regarding that for those of us who confuse easily ;-)
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