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Landmarks Of Homeric Study by William Ewart Gladstone

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Gladstone, who was trained as a classicist[1] discussed the fact that Homer's works have odd use of colours, e.g., blue never appears in the work. Gladstone theorized that Homer and other Greeks were mostly colourblind and that is why colour is used the way it is in this work. Gladstone's ideas would have an impact on the debate regarding the ability of cultures to see colors when they lacked the name for such colors.