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Training Citizens? Aesthetics and Ideology in Greek Drama
CCIV 277
Fall 2011
Section: 01  

This course will explore how the first plays in the history of theater connect with the development of the first democracy. The Athenian dramatists confront social and political issues such as warfare, gender relations, assessment of guilt, and justice. How do the plays engage their audiences intellectually and emotionally, aesthetically and ideologically? How do ancient poets and philosophers assess these responses, and what is the role they reserve for drama in their (ideal) states?

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
We will contextualize the Greek plays and philosophical responses to them in the sociopolitics of Athenian democracy. The aim of the seminar is to develop students' ability to understand central practices of a different (i.e., Athenian) culture in its original context as well as their influence on literary and political thought in the West.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CCIV)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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