English 165

Special Topics: Greek Drama in Translation


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2008 Campion, John
Campion, John
TTh 9:30-11 121 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

"The Complete Greek Tragedies, University of Chicago: Sophocles I: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone; Aeschylus I: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides; Euripides I : Medea, Hyppolytus; Euripides V: Bacchae, Electra.

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Description

"The lectures, class discussions, readings, and writing assignments are intended to develop students ability to analyze, understand, and evaluate a number of important ancient texts. The class will examine the deep implications of these early sources and how they raised critical questions that concern western societies up to the present day. The class will look at their concepts of individuality, family, freedom, will, meaning, knowledge, mind, God, andpolitical practice. Along the way, the course will consider some connecting tissue, such as psychotherapy, economics, gender, literary theory, and ecology.

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