Philosophy On Stage. The re-enactment of pre-Socratic questions in the Prometheus Bound.

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Philosophy On Stage. The re-enactment of pre-Socratic questions in the Prometheus Bound.

Type: Research master thesis
Title: Philosophy On Stage. The re-enactment of pre-Socratic questions in the Prometheus Bound.
Author: Bettegazzi, Nicolo'
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: Greek tragedy
Pre-Socratic philosophy
logos and muthos
Prometheus
Abstract: This thesis explores the interaction between pre-Socratic philosophy and the Prometheus Bound, a drama normally attributed to Aeschylus. My aim is to investigate the process whereby the dramatist incorporates theoretical contents elaborated by early Greek philosophers that are in principle alien to his art. What role do such contents play when transposed onstage? And how does the tragedian contribute, through their re-elaboration, to the intellectual debates of his times? By examining the Prometheus Bound against some of the theological, ethical and epistemological notions of the pre-Socratics, this thesis aims at shedding new light on the interconnection between drama and contemporary philosophical speculation.
Supervisor: Iribarren, Leopoldo
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research master)
Specialisation: Classics
ECTS Credits: 25
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52345
 

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