By Shirley D. Sullivan
Sullivan specializes in 8 key mental phrases - phr n, thumos, kardia, kear, tor, nous, prapides, and psych - that seem often in old Greek texts yet that have a variety of attainable meanings. amassing circumstances from The Persians, Seven opposed to Thebes, Suppliants, Agamemnon, Choephoroi, and Eumenides (instances from Prometheus sure, whose authorship is in query, are taken care of in notes and an appendix), Sullivan first examines every one psychic time period individually. She then discusses cases of the phrases in every one play, studying the which means of the psychic time period within the context of the play within which it seems that and delivering information on Aeschylus' utilization. This ebook sheds mild at the wealthy and occasionally complicated approach during which Aeschylus makes use of mental terminology and is a superb reference for classicists, psychologists, philosophers, and students of comparative literature.
Read Online or Download Aeschylus' Use of Psychological Terminology: Traditional and New PDF
Similar dramas & plays books
Because the flip of the century, functionality stories has emerged as an more and more shiny self-discipline. Its matters - embodiment, moral examine and social switch - are held in universal with many different fields, although a different mixture of tools and purposes is utilized in exploration of the self-discipline.
Operating from a multi-cultural viewpoint, this e-book explores the price of functionality as an agent of social swap, and makes its arguments throughout the shut exam of the success--not consistently complete--of particular initiatives of their useful and cultural contexts. Practitioners and commentators inquire as to how functionality in its broadest context can play an element in group activism via assisting groups locate their very own artistic voices.
"Bloodcurdling shrieks, fiendish schemes, deeds of darkness, mayhem and mutilation—we all have a coarse inspiration of what Grand Guignol stands for. yet in the past it's been not easy to determine even more approximately it than that. in response to the yank theater historian Mel Gordon, no significant heritage of the theater loads as mentions it, even though it is a sort of leisure that held its personal at the Paris degree for greater than part a century.
- Blackeyed: Plays and Monologues
- Euripides, Volume IV. Trojan Women. Iphigenia among the Taurians. Ion (Loeb Classical Library No. 10)
- Six Restoration and French Neoclassic Plays: Phedre, The Miser, Tartuffe, All for Love, The Country Wife, Love for Love
- De l'école
Additional info for Aeschylus' Use of Psychological Terminology: Traditional and New
We hear of people "breathing forth thumos"34 in death. 35 Aeschylus here introduces such an image with phren, describing that of Agamemnon as "blowing" in a different way, one that will set his course for disaster. In these lines (218-21) Aeschylus starkly contrasts the phren of Agamemnon with that praised in the Hymn to Zeus (174-83) earlier in the same cho- 2i Phren in the Tragedies: One ral passage. In the Hymn a person who, in holiness, reveres Zeus receives "understanding" (phrenes) and comes "to be wise" ( ) in grasping the meaning of suffering.
Phemius at Od. 347 describes himself as "self-taught" and says that a "god planted all sorts of songs" in his phrenes. 57 It is filled with sorrow; it lacks all hope. Kardia. " In earlier poets we find no explicit mention of kardia and nouns for fear, but some passages suggest that it was involved in this emotion. At //. " As he insults Agamemnon, Achilles says that he has "the kradie of a deer" (//. 225). Pindar, in fr. " Aeschylus, in his image, places fear as "flying" and "standing before" kardia, enveloping it and making its presence deeply felt.