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Academic Year 2005/2006
CCIV 202 FA
A lecture and discussion course on major works of 5th century BCE Greek tragedies and comedies. Major emphasis will be on reading the plays as performances rather than simply as texts. In order to do so, we will focus
on the literary aspects of the plays, on the historical and social context in which they are performed, and on the conventions of Greek theatrical production. In addition, some 20th century non-Greek plays may be
in order to illuminate certain tragic and comic motifs.
An extensive selection of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Two short papers, a mid-term and a final; students will be responsible for reading about two or three plays per week.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class list. NOTE: Students must still submit a
completed Drop/Add form to the
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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