Classical Studies | Classical Drama
C101 | 0986 | Nelson

This course is a survey of ancient classical drama and the societies that
produced it.  The course will examine the major plays of the tragedians
Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca, as well as major plays of the
comic playwrights Aristophanes, Menander, and
Plautus.  Among the topics considered will be: the tragic and comic
festivals, the nature of the ancient theaters and ancient theatrical
production techniques, religion and drama, women and tragedy, tragic and
comic heroism, democracy and drama, myth and tragedy, and the legacy of
classical drama in the modern world.  There will be three assigned papers.

R. Fagles, trans., Aeschylus: The Oresteia (1977)
R. Fagles, trans., Sophocles: the Three Theban Plays (1982)
M. Hadas, trans., Ten Plays: Euripides (1981)
W. Arrowsmith, et al., trans., Four Plays by Aristophanes (1994)
N. Miller, trans., Menander: Plays and Fragments (1987)
E. Segal, trans., Plautus: Four Comedies (1996)
E.F. Watling, trans., Seneca: Four Tragedies and Octavia (1966)