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by Stephen Nelson
December 12th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 5439

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: 35
Views: 5439

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: 35
Views: 5439

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...
by Stephen Nelson
December 7th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 5439

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

I've made some minor tweaks. NOTES: *οἶνοψ - only attested in Homer (rather than "Epic"). *γλαυκόν & χαροπόν - denote colors only later in Archaic period The latter is a bit of a mouthful. I just can't quite think of a way to make it more concise, yet clear. Can anyone think of any other notes/clari...
by Stephen Nelson
December 7th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 5439

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Thanks Here's an updated version. I basically flipped everything around. I realized too late that you were seemingly suggesting to go light-dark. But it felt natural to go dark-light based on the other gradations. IDK, maybe it's the phrase "black & white" exuding some influence on my subconscious. ...
by Stephen Nelson
December 7th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 5439

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Thank you so much!!! Here's a cursory attempt to incorporate those suggestions. I changed up the ordering of the colors, showing red at either side of the colored bands. I moved ὑακίνθινον into a spot at the end of the purple spectrum with a little dark blue and black. Maybe that's a better home for...
by Stephen Nelson
December 6th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 5439

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

How's this for an update? Perhaps this is a bit closer to the end goal... Obviously, I've flipped the orientation and blurred the color boundaries with gradients. It may get a little cramped here in the forum layout. But the high resolution version looks better. I've also bridged some of the color s...
by Stephen Nelson
December 6th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 5439

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Wow! First of all, Mike's book recommendations are likely going to get me stuck in a rabbit hole for a while. Thanks for that! ;) So I'll have to rework everything when I come out of the other end. I've started with the 'Linguistic Categorization' title, which is just what the doctor ordered. And Ra...
by Stephen Nelson
December 5th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 5439

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Thank you Barry! That was an interesting link and I got some ideas from the comments. I'm not sure if the theory would hold up under scrutiny - that there was something going on biologically that somehow skewed or stunted the color palettes of the ancients, making them see color differently than we ...
by Stephen Nelson
December 4th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 5439

Colors in Ancient Greek

I've attempted to put together an Ancient Greek color palette (attached), which I realize can never be totally precise and is likely a mixed bag of anachronisms. But in the absence of a time machine that would allow me to survey native speakers of Ancient Greek to ascertain how they might name vario...

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