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Greek Drama: Aeschylus

  • Stratos Georgoulas
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Abstract

With the dramatic plays written by Aeschylus, the ideals of the new radical democracy are brought to the fore, and with them the roots of a radical concept of evil and good, crime and justice are clearly depicted. Aeschylus focuses on personal conflicts, on issues of power and its abuse, and commends political news. In the preface to his thesis, Marx quotes Prometheus’ response to Hermes (Mercury) (in the work Prometheus Bound, line 968) “With this offer of paid service, rest assured, I’d not change my hard lot, not I”, adding that the Aeschylean Prometheus is the finest saint and witness of philosophical chronology.

Keywords

Drama Tragedy Moral choices Change 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stratos Georgoulas
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  1. 1.SociologyUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece

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