Greek Drama (GRKA3605)


The works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Menander have a performance tradition in antiquity of nearly a thousand years and remain the enduring classics of the modern theatre. This unit offers a close reading in the original Greek of one or more Greek plays and an introduction to the literary, social and performance contexts of the ancient theatre, its language and its genres. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.

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3x1hr seminars/week


1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd Essay (45%)

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