Session: Fall 2012

CLSA:1035:0001 (20E:035:001)    Greek Drama & Invention of Democracy
0 of 30 enrolled    

Cancelled

Sem. Hrs:

3

Admin:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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CLSA:1035 ( 20E:035 )



General Catalog:

What is a citizen? How shall women and men act as members of a greater society? Greek tragedy and comedy asked these questions, Greek playwrights used ancient myth to discuss their modern polis; major Greek tragedies and comedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes; production practices, political and social influences, interpretations by ancient and modern scholarship; select film versions of tragedies; readings in English.

Description:

Athenian drama was invented at the same time as Athenian democracy and the Greek playwrights used ancient myth to discuss their "modern" polis.  Greek tragedy and comedy asked, "What is a citizen?" and "How shall women and men act as members of a greater society?"  In this course we study the major Greek tragedies and comedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes.  Issues include production practices, political and social influences, and interpretations by ancient and modern scholarship.  Select film versions of tragedies are included.  All reading is in English.

Approved GE:
Students admitted for Summer 2011 and after:
  • Lit, Visual & Perfmg Arts
Students admitted before Summer 2011:
  • Humanities
Prerequisites:

None

Requirements:

None

Corequisites:

None

Recommendations:

None

Restrictions:

None

Time and Location:
11:30A - 12:20P MWF
Minimum Fee Hours:
3
Enrollments in this section for 0 - 3 will be charged as 3 semester hours
Course Fees:
None
Repeatable:

No

Grading Instructions:

None

Instructors:
Mary Depew (Primary Instructor)
Textbooks and Materials:
The following textbook and material information is for planning purposes only and could be modified. Final textbook information will be available four weeks before the start of the semester. Please check then to finalize your textbook and material purchases:

Cross References
(i.e. Also offered as):
None
Co-Existing Sections
(i.e. Separate sections meeting in the same room):
None
Department:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Classics ( Website     |   General catalog   )
Interim Chair: Robert Ketterer

Address: 210 Jefferson Building  (JB)
 
Phone:
+1 (319)- 335 - 2323

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