First Greek Tragedy

Discussion of Julian Jaynes's third hypothesis - dating the development of consciousness to roughly 1500-1200 BCD in Egypt, Greece, and Mesopotamia (the transition occurred at different times in different places around the world). Includes analysis of ancient texts (such as the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Bible), linguistics, and archeological evidence from ancient civilizations as it pertains to the transition from the bicameral mind to consciousness.
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First Greek Tragedy

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I remember reading somewhere in The Origin of the first Greek tragedy. Can somebody here help me with information about this? It was named and dated but said to cause social disorientation an to be forbidden and burnt.
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It was The Fall of Miletus as described by Herodotus. See page 462 of the Afterword in The Origin.
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