Interesting! I was just writing about color in a blog.
What colors do you see here?
What about here?
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It might surprise you to know that in Homer’s famed works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, he described the sea as wine-dark.
He described sheep’s wool as violet.
And the color of honey? Green.
All of this seems to imply that either the world’s color palette has changed…or, more likely, the human perception of color has.
Old Testament Eyesight
We assume that our world has and will always appear visually the same to everyone. In fact, that is not the case at all.
Guy Deutscher explains in his book, Looking Through the Language Glass, why the world looks different in other languages.
Deutscher highlights philologist Lazarus Geiger’s 1867 discovery of strange color descriptions in old text.
Along with Homer’s descriptions, listed above, the Old Testament also describes faces that turn…
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