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by Stephen Nelson
January 30th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 88
Views: 44525

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

About a week ago, I was talking to my colleague in Greek. I told him how I had been busy and worrying about a big meeting. I was preparing hard at the time. Then I wanted to say something like this, "But before the meeting, I will have everything prepared." Mind you, I was not thinking this in Engl...
by Stephen Nelson
January 19th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 2557

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

I only recently discovered this video presentation, which gives a rather balanced perspective on ancient color theory: https://youtu.be/hE4T-pfU5wc At the 4:00 minute mark the presenter quotes Odyssey 9.465 as describing "purple sheep". Does anyone know where this so-called 'purple' reference is act...
by Stephen Nelson
January 18th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 2557

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

This on topic article seems to be causing some controversy online: https://www.greecehighdefinition.com/blog/2019/4/7/is-it-true-that-the-ancient-greeks-could-not-see-blue-until-modern-times-?fbclid=IwAR0Jo-NzoepUQxVpz5RBeDi9Q3Lql2ucMlApZzHRDBIZhAuV0HBACDZgLTQ The title says it all - " Is it true th...
by Stephen Nelson
January 13th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 2557

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

For example, the only blue they would see is the sky or lapis lazuli, both of which could be called "sky" or "lapis lazuli" straight up... who needs a color name for it? That's interesting. I also found this video rather entertaining and informative - https://youtu.be/NVhA18_dmg0 It seems like, eve...
by Stephen Nelson
December 31st, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 2557

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Based on various descriptions in the Gospels of the ᾽red/purple᾽ robe that the Romans temporarily put on Jesus prior to His crucifixion (in light of other valid examples of these colors in Greek), is it safe to conclude that "scarlet" (κόκκινον) and “purple” (πορφύρα/πορφυροῦν) were quite distinct a...
by Stephen Nelson
December 13th, 2019, 1:01 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 2557

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

You might put ὠχρόν "pale" with μήλινον or even left of λευκόν, since it is a bridge between yellow and white. “τὸ δὲ ὠχρὸν γίγνεται λευκοῦ ξανθῷ μειγνυμένου” Thanks! I've moved some things around. The yellow spectrum now grades from μήλινον to θειῶδες to ὠχρόν. I'm puzzled by the LSJ reference to ...
by Stephen Nelson
December 12th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 2557

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

I've cross-posted this to the Textkit Greek Forum for additional feedback. I've already received a helpful suggestion to add ὠχρόν (pale or yellow). But I'm tempted to shift it further right onto the border with χλωρόν. I'll put the update here as a remote image reference. That way I can just update...
by Stephen Nelson
December 9th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 2557

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Here's a very slight revision to my Ancient Greek Color Palette that incorporates a bit more 'brown' into the spectrum of ξανθόν, along with a lighter 'gray' hue in between γλαυκόν and χαραπόν. My lingering doubt is regarding whether or not κόκκινον should be set dead center in the 'bright red' box....
by Stephen Nelson
December 7th, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 2557

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Thank you for the encouragement. I'm glad you found my work helpful. It's obviously a work in progress and a continual learning experience. I chose ξανθός for “brown” based on the LSJ definition, which gives “brown, auburn” as meanings in addition to “yellow”. Yeah, ξανθός seems to have more of a ra...

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