Vol 9 (2019)
Articles

Redefining deity in Athenian tragedy

Richard Seaford
University of Exeter
Published October 1, 2020
Keywords
  • Aeschylus,
  • Euripides,
  • Derveni papyrus,
  • deity,
  • gods,
  • presocratic philosophy,
  • mystery-cults
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Abstract

The paper analyses the redefinition of deity in Greek tragedy by means of a comparison with the beginning of Greek philosophy. Aeschylean and Euripidean concepts of deity will be interpreted through, and framed within, the philosophical context of presocratic thinking, and mystery-cults.