Les noces de l'or et de la pourpre dans le monde grec: à la recherche du juste accord chromatique

Abstract : Poikilia is a fundamental notion for understanding of Greek conceptions of colour. e word refers to a variegated combination of contrasting materials, textures and colours. It may assume various shapes. One of them is the association of purple and gold to craft splendid garments and ornaments. is paper aims at analyzing the contexts in which these two highly prized colours are mixed and matched, and the signi cance of this symbol of excellence in Greek cities. Two cases are studied. On the one hand, Athenaeus’ 12th Book, devoted to pleasure, sheds light on the link between gold, purple and truphè, luxury, from a social and political point of view. On the other hand, inscriptions issuing from sanctu- aries expound its role in the glori cation of gods and its importance in expressions of eusebeia.
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Adeline Grand-Clément. Les noces de l'or et de la pourpre dans le monde grec: à la recherche du juste accord chromatique. Philippe Jockey. Les arts de la couleur en Grèce ancienne… et ailleurs. Approches interdisciplinaires, Ecole française d'Athènes, 2018. ⟨hal-01849233⟩

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