Classical Quarterly 15 (3-4):153- (1921)

Abstract
No one who has read the classics with any attention can fail to have been struck by certain oddities in both the Greek and Latin usage of epithets denoting colour. How really strange their application often is may have escaped general notice for three reasons: partly, it may be, because custom has staled their surprising character—phrases such as ‘the wine-dark sea’ having become, so to say, ‘household words’; partly because a natural and on the whole commendable diffidence prevents our attributing, at least to the Greeks, anything that seems in the least derogatory from an artistic point of view; and partly because these instances of curious usage are scattered and so have no cumulative effect on our judgement
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/s0009838800000616
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 62,268
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Aristotle on the Affective Powers of Colours and Pictures.Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi - 2020 - In Katerina Ierodiakonou (ed.), Colour Psychology in the Graeco-Roman World. 1253 Vandœuvres, Switzerland: pp. 43-80.
Democritus’ Theory of Colour.Kelli Rudolph - 2020 - Rhizomata 7 (2):269-305.

View all 6 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Agent in Magenta.Dave Ward - 2009 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 15 (1).
Can the Physicalist Explain Colour Structure in Terms of Colour Experience?1.Adam Pautz - 2006 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 84 (4):535 – 564.
Colour, Contextualism, and Self-Locating Contents.Keith Allen - 2012 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 12 (3):331-350.
Guest Editor’s Introduction.Ralph Schumacher - 2007 - Erkenntnis 66 (1-2):1-8.
Constraints on Colour Category Formation.Yasmina Jraissati, Elley Wakui, Lieven Decock & Igor Douven - 2012 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 26 (2):171-196.
Does Colour Constancy Exist?David H. Foster - 2003 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (10):439-443.
The Dual Coding of Colour.Rainer Mausfeld - 2003 - In Rainer Mausfeld & Dieter Heyer (eds.), Colour Perception: Mind and the Physical World. Oxford University Press. pp. 381--430.
Why Don’T Synaesthetic Colours Adapt Away?Dave Ward - 2012 - Philosophical Studies 159 (1):123-138.
Which Colour Space(s) is Shepard Talking About?Lieven Decock & Jaap van Brakel - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (4):661-662.
Is Colour Composition Phenomenal?Vivian Mizrahi - 2009 - In D. Skusevich & P. Matikas (eds.), Color Perception: Physiology, Processes and Analysis. Nova Science Publishers.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-12-09

Total views
31 ( #349,346 of 2,444,966 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #457,173 of 2,444,966 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes