The Poetics of Prophetic Dreams in Homer, Ancient Greek Lyric Poetry and Tragedy

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Αρχαία Ελληνική Φιλολογία
Library of the School of Philosophy
Deposit date:
2019-05-30
Year:
2019
Author:
Mystrioti Georgia
Supervisors info:
Ευγενία Μακρυγιάννη, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, ΕΚΠΑ
Ειρήνη Ζαμάρου, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, ΕΚΠΑ
Μαίρη Ι. Γιόση, Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Η ποιητική των προφητικών ονείρων στα Ομηρικά Έπη, τη Λυρική Ποίηση και την Τραγωδία
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
The Poetics of Prophetic Dreams in Homer, Ancient Greek Lyric Poetry and Tragedy
Summary:
The purpose of this Master of Arts thesis is the examination of the prophetic dreams’ phenomenon, as they are used and filtered through the prism of Ancient Greek Literature and thought, with the Iliad’s οὖλον ὄνειρον (“destructive dream”, 2.1-34) as the starting point and thereafter reaching through the Ancient Greek Lyric Poetry and Attic Tragedy eras. Through a brief discussion of the dream theories from Homeric epic poetry to the modern psychologists and neurologists’ opinions, the maturation of thought regarding dreams and the contribution of literature to their evolution from byproducts of imagination to indicators of the dreamer’s physical and mental health condition become apparent. Additional important factors under consideration are the messengers of the dream meaning and the dream scene “construction” techniques, through which the evolutionary course of the perception of the dream phenomenon perplexity is depicted.
Main subject category:
Philosophy - Psychology
Keywords:
Homer, dreams, epic poetry, lyric poetry, tragedy.
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
58
Number of pages:
98
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