Yesterday I posted about “The Language of Color” in which John H. McWhorter points out that some languages don’t have the words ours does to describe colors. Ancient Greek was one such language, and did not have words for yellow, green, or blue. In The Iliad, Homer refers to “the wine dark sea.” Upon examination, that poetry seemed like a moment of either profound lacking of rods and cones, or a very limited color vocabulary. In response to my post, V. Notes reader Miles Strombach sent in this picture, taken by his friend in Greece. The wine dark sea is real!!! WTF Art History: Color If you like purple and other useless words, you’ll hate Suzanne Walker’s upcoming WTF Color lecture on Nov 4th. Active League students attend free, with coupon code (just ask!). $20 for the rest of you. Please let us know you’re attending so we can have a chair for you.