Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Superior Psychology Taught In Ancient Greece - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

view arrogance
of 19th 20th century
new psychology

psychologists
thinking themselves
inventers of wheels

clever Ancient Greeks
knew better how to treat
an ill audience in mass

enthrall with moral enemas
enigma in dramatic insight
morality in staged lessons

acts through drama comedy tragedy
plays staged to heal amoral social ills
of Greek then contemporary society

acts as a celebrated community event
no individual shrink ego unfavourable
no dread social attached connotations

in free city state attend citizens
poor enter free are community paid for
all receive social entertainment

enlightenment received together for stability
of an entire Athenian city populace community
for yearly harmony of city state prosperity

an educated city state populace harmony
through 2 festival seasonal performances yearly
3 comedy 1 tragic plays each festival day

superior social psychology
in classical Greek cities taught
Dionysia and Lenaea festivals

late spring beginning winter festivals
business stopped freed are prisoners
in order to fully celebrate participate


Copyright © Terence George Craddock
Written in September 2010 on the 17.9.2010.


Comments about Superior Psychology Taught In Ancient Greece by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

  • Juan Olivarez (4/25/2012 2:43:00 PM)


    Apples and oranges Terrence. There is no way Ancient Greece could compare to modern Psycology. Plays and festivals are fine. and the Americas as well as any other modern country has them. But releasing Dr. Hannibal Lector and Jon Wayne Gacy (if he were alive) into the population at large is a ridiculous notion. And I understand the Greek warriors gave each other enemas with their own private parts. (Report) Reply

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