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The Body Sphere - Program podcast

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Health, Alternative Health, Society & Culture

Get physical with Amanda Smith on ABC Radio National's The Body Sphere. It's a program about the human form and the way we use it as we create and compete, care and abuse, display and hide. Published every Sunday.

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Do you see what I see?

February 16th, 2014

Episode 34 of 99 episodes

Did people in the distant past see colour in the same way that we do? The most famously perplexing ancient colour description is Homer’s ‘wine-dark sea’. It's led to the proposition that the ancient Greeks had defective colour vision. Is this the case, or did they understand and perceive colour in an altogether different way to us?

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