The Classic Greek Spirit, 1981

by: Roger Weir

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The Classic Greek Spirit

11 of 12 presentations available
Thursdays, Oct 1, 1981 to Dec 17, 1981

This is the second part of a one-year-long series of lectures on the spiritual classics of the Greeks, the Orient (in two parts), and the United States.
  • Homer: Iliad
    Wrath as a Spiritual Demons and Its Cure by Equilibrium of Form
      Recorded: October 1, 1981
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  • Homer: Odyssey
    The Eternal Return, the Mythic Journey, and Athena as Guiding Star
      Recorded: October 8, 1981
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  • Orpheus and Mystery Religions
    Greek Mystery Religions, Open Air Temples, Cave Oracles, and Orphic Hymnos
      Recorded: October 15, 1981
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  • Pythagoras
    Tetractys, Cosmology, Geometric Vision, and Utopian Communities
      Recorded: October 22, 1981
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  • Aeschylus and Pindar
    Origins of Tragedy as Form. The Oresteia, Prometheus, and Pythian Poems
      Recorded: October 29, 1981
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  • Sophocles and Euripides
    Completed Balance in the Theban Trilogy and Risked Personas in the Mask Form
      Recorded: November 5, 1981
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  • Socrates and Plato
    The Interior Individual. Dialogue as a Form. The Phaedo, and the Timaeus
      Recorded: November 12, 1981
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  • Aristotle and Aristophanes
    Philosophy and Formal Reality. Old Comedy as a Spiritual Art
      Recorded: November 19, 1981
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  • Menander
    The Middle Greek Comedy
      Recorded: November 26, 1981
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  • Herodotus and Thucydides
    History and Its Forms. The Peloponnesian War as the Great-Power Archetype
      Recorded: December 3, 1981
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  • Alexander and Plutarch
    The World Conqueror and His "Oikoumene." The Isis and Osiris, and the Parallel Lives
      Recorded: December 10, 1981
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  • Plotinus
    The Completion of the Classic Greek Spirit to Its Transcendence from Formal Realism
      Recorded: December 17, 1981
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