The Word “Melas” and “Kyanos” Was Used Interchangeably For Both Egyptians and Ethiopians in the Hesiod

The Word “Melas” and “Kyanos” Was Used Interchangeably For Both Egyptians and Ethiopians in the Hesiod

Source: Hesiod's Theogony (Oxford University Press) 1978 A.D. Note: Page 292 of the source. Dr. Martin West (the author of the Hesiod Works source) is regarded as being the most brilliant scholar in regards to Greek translations in his generation, so the fact that he said both Ethiopians and Egyptians were kyaneos or kyanoi (dark) tells you everything you need to know about how the Ethiopians and Egyptian both looked in the eyes of the early Greeks. These were both groups of black peoples of varying shades of brown and black hues and hair textures. Kyaneos and melas were used…
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