Classical Studies IV

Description: In this class students will conduct a survey of Greek dramatic literature by reading a selection of Greek plays and other related texts (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, & Aristotle). This course has two goals. First, to acquire a familiarity with Greek drama and cultivate skill in reading and understanding its dramatic and poetic forms. Second, we'll use these dramas as a window into the Greek world and mind. Students will seek to understand the Greeks both from the perspective of a Greco-Roman worldview and from our perspective, thus achieving an awareness of the weighty influence of Greek drama on Western civilization and subsequently developing an appreciation for the relevance it still holds for the modern reader. Students will need 60 minutes per day for this course. The grade is based on preparation and participation, quizzes, tests, and one or two essays.

Grade Level: 9-12

Prerequisites: Students must have completed a high school level class in Greek history, such as Classical Studies I. The instructor will give background about the author, history, culture, and general themes found in the books.

Required Materials: Three Theban Plays (text and student guide), The Orestian Trilogy (text and student guide), Medea and Other Plays (text and student guide). Teacher guides are optional. Students will also need a USB headset microphone (built-in microphones will also work).

Class Schedule
Section A, 2020-21 Classical Studies IV M - 11:00am - 12:30pm ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List

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