Motivation and Justification in the Tragedies of Aeschylus

Burke, Alison C (1997) Motivation and Justification in the Tragedies of Aeschylus. MLitt(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The focus of this thesis is that of the central role which personal responsibility plays in determining action viz: that ultimately, an individual carries the full weight of responsibility for his actions regardless of any mitigating or seemingly justifiable circumstances. This contention is examined within the context of justification and motivation in six of the seven extant plays of Aeschylus, namely; Agamemnon, Choephori, Eumenides, Supplices, Septem Contra Thebas and Persae.

Item Type: Thesis (MLitt(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: A F Garvie
Keywords: Classical literature, Theater history
Date of Award: 1997
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1997-74591
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 17:39
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 17:39

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