wondered by Joana Galhardo Tags

The sky wasn't blue?! So what, then?
Well, as a matter of fact, the sky in acient Greece was bronze! How? Because there was no word for blue in the acient Greek language.

The nearest words to blue were glaukos and kyanos which are expressions of relative light intensity. So when the Greek referred to the sky as bronze, they meant that it was dazzlingly bright.

"Oh but I need more proof!" - Well, ok, go read the 'Iliad' by Homer, where he keeps mentioning the sky as being bronze or red!

Wonder about that!