Classical Studies | Ancient Greek Culture
C101 | 7958 | Porter

CLAS-C 101  Ancient Greek Culture
Section 7958 / Porter	

Examination and evaluation of the ideas of the Greeks as reflected
above all in the tragedy and comedy of fifth-century Athens. Among
the plays we will read are Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound and Oresteia,
Sophocles’ Antigone and Oedipus Rex, Euripides’ Medea and Bacchae,
and Aristophanes’ Clouds and Lysistrata. Our focus will be both on
studying and appreciating these remarkable plays themselves and also
on using them to help us understand the civilization and the city
that produced them. Complementing our reading in Greek drama will be
generous selections from the great Athenian historian Thucydides.
Midterm and final exams, plus two 3-5 page papers. (A&H, CSA)