Can we hope to understand how the Greeks saw their world? – Maria Michela Sassi | Aeon Essays
How differently the Greeks must have viewed their natural world, since their eyes were blind to blue and green, and they would see instead of the former a deeper brown, and yellow instead of the latter (and for instance they also would use the same word for the colour of dark hair, that of the corn-flower, and that of the southern sea; and again, they would employ exactly the same word for the colour of the greenest plants and of the human skin, of honey and of the yellow resins: so that their greatest painters reproduced the world they lived in only in black, white, red, and yellow).How is this possible? Did the Greeks really see the colours of the world differently from the way we do?
''... όταν χάνονται τα όρια ανάμεσα σε πόλεμο και ειρήνη, δεν απορροφά η ειρήνη τον πόλεμο: ο πόλεμος καταπίνει την ειρήνη και γίνεται «ολοκληρωτικός» με την εφιαλτικότερη έννοια τού όρου''
Π. Κονδύλης,Θεωρία του Πολέμου