GREEK PLAYWRIGHTS (GPW-B)

Course Registration No. FA -726

COURSE OVERVIEW

Designed as part of Greek Studies II, B Track.
18-week course plan: An introduction to Greek drama starting with Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Prometheus Bound, Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Antigone, Euripides' Medea and Hippolytus.  Selections from Plato and Aristotle give context to the final plays of the semester, Aristophanes' comedies The Clouds and The Frogs.  This is a one-semester course intended to be studied concurrently with Greek Literature II for Fine Arts credits.  Prior completion of Greek Literature I is required.
 

     

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    Aeschylus: Oresteia (Oxford World's Classics)

    • Author: Aeschylus
    • Publisher/Copyright: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print.
    • Translator: Christopher Collard
    • ISBN: 019953781X        978-0199537815
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    Aeschylus II: The Suppliant Maidens, The Persians, Seven against Thebes, and Prometheus Bound

    • Author: Aeschylus
    • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Print.
    • Translator: Seth G. Benardete, David Grene
    • ISBN: 0226307948        978-0226307947
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    Sophocles: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's Classics)

    • Author: Sophocles
    • Publisher/Copyright: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.
    • Translator: H.D.F. Kitto
    • ISBN: 0199537178        978-0199537174
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    192 pages

    Euripides: Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae (Focus Classical Library)

    • Author: Euripides
    • Publisher/Copyright: Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, R. Pullins & Company, Inc., 2004. Print.
    • Translator: Stephen Esposito, A.J. Podlecki, Michael R. Halleran
    • ISBN: 158510048X        978-1585100484
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    304 pages.

    Aristophanes: Four Plays by Aristophanes: The Birds; The Clouds; The Frogs; Lysistrata

    • Author: Aristophanes
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Plume, 1994. .
    • Translator: William Arrowsmith, Richmond Lattimore, and Douglass Parker
    • ISBN: 0452007178        978-0452007178
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    624 pages; Plume (November 1, 1984) May 1994 edition. 1st Meridian Printing

    Great Dialogues of Plato

    • Author: Plato
    • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2015. Print.
    • Translator: W.H.D. Rouse
    • ISBN: 0451471709        978-0451471703
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    656 pages; Complete texts of "The Republic", "The Apology", "Crito", "Phaedo", "Ion", "Meno", and "Symposium".
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    Philosophy 101 by Socrates: An Introduction to Philosophy Via Plato's Apology

    • Author: Peter Kreeft
    • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2002. Print.
    • ISBN: 0898709253        978-0898709254
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    100 Pages

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