Exegesis Volume 07 Issue #008

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From: L:Smerillo
Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V7 #7

Exegesis Digest Fri, 25 Jan 2002

Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 08:15:34 +0100
From: L:Smerillo
Subject: [e] Re: exegesis Digest V7 #7

Sorry, I can not follow any of this. It seems to me ridiculous to talk about a chart of "Homer," when there is no one "Homer" as I pointed out before.

Nor do we have any definite date for the birth of Plato.

The emphasis on ships and the sea is the result of reality, not the Moon or Saturn: Greece is a land of islands and seas: ships and the sea are a vital part of that oeconomic social setting. 'Black ships" refers to the covering of pitch to water seal the ships. The sea is also described as 'wine dark' this means its colour is in the range of the blue, purple part of the spectrum, which also includes red as a 'dark' colour. Ancient terminology for colour was very different than our own, and drawing conclusions or speculations on the basis of a misprism of the ancient literary evidence by applying modern standards is unsound.


Lorenzo Smerillo


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