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In and out of the mind in Greek tragedy

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a study of fifth-century Greek ideas about the mind, human feelings and human personality reflected in Greek tragedy
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The purpose of this thesis has been to use tragedy to discover conceptions about mental and emotional processes reflected in contemporary language which, though it may not have been used throughout the society in the particular forms tragedy uses, was understood, and felt to be powerful, by the contemporary audiences of the plays. Through detailed examination of the type of imagery used in thinking about the mind, various inferences have been made about conceptions of the sources of harmf...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Publication date:
1976
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602330133
URN:
uuid:e75634a6-02d1-4df4-afad-a71495227eec
Local pid:
td:602330133

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