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  • I'm fresh off a review of the Philebus material, and wanted to have another look at Plato the "Golden". (Quote) (Quote) It seems that the word we're dealing with is χρυσοῦν. If that word is an adjective, and derives from χρύσεος, then it certainly does mean "golden". But if χρυσοῦν is a participle deriving from χρυσόω, then it may instead mean "gilded"--papered over with gold-leaf. If my fanciful and doubtlessly flawed analysis has any weight, Epicurus may have been going for a pun here. Because…