Fall 2019 not offered
Euripides is well known for being experimental and controversial, in his own time and beyond. Aristophanes famously accuses him of corrupting his audience by bringing too much of a democratic sentiment to his plays--women and slaves having way too much to say. Nietzsche much later will attribute to him the very death of tragedy. In this course, we will explore this legacy by reading one of his plays in the original along with diverse approaches to his work. The selection of the play will be determined by the composition of the student-group and previous exposure to Greek drama.
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1 play by Euripides
Selection of scholarly articles and book chapters
|Examination and Assignments: |
Daily translation, regular quizzes, 1 presentation/paper, occasional short responses to articles, midterm and final.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Three semesters of Greek (GRK 101 and 102 included) in the Classical Studies Department or the equivalent. Please contact the professor, if you have questions regarding the level of Greek required.