Personality in Greek Epic, Tragedy, and Philosophy: The Self in Dialogue

Clarendon Press (1996)
This is a major study of conceptions of selfhood and personality in Homer and Greek Tragedy and Philosophy. The focus is on the norms of personality in Greek psychology and ethics. Gill argues that the key to understanding Greek thought of this type is to counteract the subjective and individualistic aspects of our own thinking about the person. He defines an "objective-participant" conception of personality, symbolized by the idea of the person as an interlocutor in a series of psychological and ethical dialogues.
Keywords Greek literature History and criticism  Self in literature  Epic poetry, Greek History and criticism  Greek drama (Tragedy History and criticism  Personality in literature  Philosophy, Ancient
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Call number PA3015.S4.G55 1995
ISBN(s) 0198152329   0198146760   9780198152323  
DOI 10.2307/632270
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