Training Citizens? Aesthetics and Ideology in Greek Drama|
Fall 2012 not offered
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?
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CLST-History, P)(CLST-Literature)(THEA)
Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes
Plato: Selections from THE REPUBLIC and THE LAWS
Aristotle: Selections from the POETICS and the RHETORIC
Lucian: ON THE DANCE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
3 papers, short responses, in-class presentation
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Some background in classical literature and/or history preferred.
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