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Comedy and Society in Greece and Rome - ANHS2615

Year - 2018

In Athens comedy flourished during the Peloponnesian War, while in Rome the high point followed the Punic Wars. What do the comedies of Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus and Terence have to tell us about the societies they entertained? Why did the rumbustious popular form of comedy develop into the more thoughtful and reflective `New Comedy' of Menander? Within the genre and individual plays we explore the comic themes, preoccupations and conventions that had such an enormous influence on subsequent European drama.

2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x2hr exam (40%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x500wd review of a performance (10%), participation (10%)


6 Junior credit points in ANHS and 6 credit points in any of ANHS, HSTY, ARCA, PHIL, GRKA or LATN




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Classics and Ancient History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Robert Cowan
HECS Band: 1
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