Tragedy and Transformation

  title={Tragedy and Transformation},
  author={Richard Trousdell},
  journal={Jung Journal},
  pages={38 - 5}
Abstract An early version of this paper was given at the North American Conference of Jungian Analysts & Candidates in 2006 in San Francisco, California, under the title, “Imagining Aeschylus as Clinical Experience.” The paper analyzes the Oresteia trilogy of Aeschylus (Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides) as an early model of psychological transformation and healing that prefigures Jung’s individuation process. Background on Greek classical theater, Aeschylus’s dramaturgy, and staging… 

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  • M. Burden
  • Art, History
    Journal of Roman Studies
  • 2000
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