The concept of time in Sophocles

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Κατεύθυνση Από το Κείμενο στη Σκηνή. Το Ελληνικό Θέατρο σε Διάλογο με το Παγκόσμιο
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Lorentzakis Vasilios
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Πεφάνης Γεώργιος, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Θεατρικών Σπουδών, Εθνικό Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
Διαμαντάκου Αικατερίνη, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Θεατρικών Σπουδών, Εθνικό Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
Ρεμεδιάκη Ιωάννα, Λέκτορας, Τμήμα Θεατρικών Σπουδών, Εθνικό Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
Original Title:
Η έννοια του χρόνου στον Σοφοκλή
Translated title:
The concept of time in Sophocles
This thesis focuses on the interaction between ancient philosophy and ancient theatre, and proposes an interpretation of the interweaving of dramaturgical, theatrical analysis with philosophy that centers around the theme of the concept of time especially in the seven surviving tragedies of the tragic playwright Sophocles and particularly in the Women of Trachis. The study after exploring the philosophical context of the 5 th B.C. century when the Sophocles’ tragedies were presented, will argue that Sophocles’ concept of time is based on the metaphysical understanding of time as presentity, as it was primarily determined in the thought of Parmenides and of Sophocles’ contemporaries, the Presocratics. At the same time, on the other hand, Sophocles’ tragedies demonstrate the failure of tragic dramatic personae to achieve the attitude of the present in the way of metaphysics. Sophocles’ tragedies thus provide a promotion of the present as temporality, which nevertheless establishes the ephemeral, unique and eventual way of the being of tragic dramatic personae and chorus.
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Philosophy - Psychology
Time, Sophocles, present, Trachiniai, philosophy, tragedy
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