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Dionysiac Transformations: Gender, Violence, and Justice in Euripides' Hecuba
GRK 252
Fall 2021
Section: 01  

Euripides' "Hecuba" dramatizes the immediate aftermath of the Trojan War, as the victorious Greeks are waiting for favorable winds in Thrace--a no-man's-land. At this liminal time and space, we witness the "civilized" victors' abuse of power and the law against their female captives and the brutal revenge of the oppressed, culminating in literal transformation and loss of human form. Working with the Greek and secondary readings, we will explore the rhetoric and morality of power, justice, and empathy, how these shift within the plot, and how the dramatic medium itself may affect the audience's sympathies.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CLST)(CLST-Literature)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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