There are way too many factual mistakes in this article to be able to take it for anything else but…
The Keeper of the Garden
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Having written a dissertation on the subject of autochthony — and the Athenians’ perception of their identity in the fifth century BCE — I can very much assure you that the author’s translation is perfectly adequate. Yours are as well — that’s the beauty (and madness) of Classical Greek; there are various shades of meaning for every word. “Born of the earth” is something the Athenians very much believed — that they were indigenous to the earth, and the Attic soil in particular. They expressed this in concrete visual imagery as well, with Athena’s reception of the autochthonous child Erichthonios from the goddess Gaia.

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