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.
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?