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Greek Tragedy (LA)

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Fall 2024

This course will offer a multidisciplinary introduction to one of the most famous and influential of all Greek tragedies. We will discuss its major themes, investigate how it might have been understood by its original Athenian audience, and consider some examples of its reception in modern times. Most importantly, we will read the Greek carefully and at a pace that will allow us appreciate Sophocles' stylistic eloquence and literary art.