GREEK 451 - Comedy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Greek (GREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
GREEK 402.
May not be repeated for credit.
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We will read in the original Greek two plays of Aristophanes, the Clouds in which he makes fun of intellectual pursuits (inventing the first university as a joke), through the person of Socrates, and the *Frogs*, where the god Dionysus goes down to the underworld to bring back a poet who can save the city. Additional readings on the political and social context, and the interplay between serious criticism and humor, may be assigned.

Intended audience: Declared Classical Lang & Lit concentrators fulfilling upper-level concentration requirements.

Course Requirements: Students are graded on in-class quizzes on translation, class performance, a midterm paper, and a short final paper (10-12 pages) on an agreed topic.

Class Format: 3 hours/week recitation format

GREEK 451 - Comedy
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001 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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