Classics 363

Greek Tragedy: Ancient and Modern Perspectives

Full course for one semester. The course explores the nature and meaning of fifth-century Greek tragedy. The course examines theories about the origins of Greek tragedy and a number of the principal modern critical approaches that have been applied to the plays. The majority of the semester is spent reading and discussing plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. The course ends with a consideration of ancient theories of interpretation (Aristophanes, Gorgias, Plato, and Aristotle) and how they differ from modern approaches. Prerequisite: Humanities 110 or consent of the instructor. Conference. Cross-listed as Literature 363. Not offered 2006-07.

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