GREEK 402 - Greek Drama
Section: 001 Euripides' Medea
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Greek (GREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
GREEK 302.
Other Course Info:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
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The course will explore the nature and meaning of Greek Tragedy, and in particular of Euripidean tragedy, through the direct reading of Euripides’ Medea in its entirety. We will start with a brief introduction to Greek drama (historical and social context, structure of tragedy, occasions, performance) and then we will work closely on this play, analyzing also its important reception history in antiquity and modern times. The focus will be twofold: 1) the reading and understanding of the original text; 2) the analysis of its meaning and of its cultural and historical context.

Course Requirements:

Regular attendance, in-class translation and discussion, midterm, final exam, final paper

Intended Audience:

Students who have already completed GREEK 301 and 302 or the equivalent

Class Format:

Two meetings per week of 1.5 hour

GREEK 402 - Greek Drama
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0929524926
Euripides' Medea, Author: [text edited and commentary by] Michelle Kwintner., Publisher: Thomas Library, Bryn Mawr College 1999
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