CL1235 Greek Drama
- Module Organiser:
- Dr Martine Cuypers
- One term (Jan-Apr)
- Contact Hours:
- 49 (16 lectures, 22 reading classes and 11 language labs)
- 10 ECTS
- 50% continuous assessment (two written assignments), 50% final examination
Upon the successful completion of this module students should be able to demonstrate:
- critically discuss the content and major themes of the prescribed texts
- analyse key extracts from and aspects of the prescribed texts
- situate the texts in their historical and performance contexts and comment on the relevance of these contexts for their interpretation
- outline the origins and history of Athenian tragedy and comedy as genres and their reception from antiquity to the present
- translate and analyse the language and style of the two tragedies studied in Greek
- Mastronarde, Donald, Euripides, Medea (Cambridge 2002)
- Griffith, Mark, Sophocles, Antigone (Cambridge 1999)
- Storey, I.C. and Allan, A. A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama, 2nd edition (Blackwell 2014).
- Scodel, R., An Introduction to Greek Tragedy (Cambridge 2010).
- Sommerstein, A.H. Greek Drama and Dramatists (Routledge 2002).
- Gregory, Justina (ed.). A Companion to Greek Tragedy (Blackwell 2005).
- Fontaine, Michael and Adele C. Scafuro (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy (New York and Oxford 2014).