GK 365 • Euripedes
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
The main focus of the course will be a careful reading and analysis of Euripides' Bacchae in Greek. We will discuss Euripides' style in general and in this play, and the metrical adventures of the choruses. We will also look at the relations of Dionysos to the various human characters, and place the play in the context of other Greek mythological accounts of the relations between deities and humans, and of Euripides' treatment of the same theme in the Hippolytus. Grades will be based on class performance, three hour tests, a final exam, and short written assignments.
E.R. Dodds, Euripides Bacchae (2nd edition), Oxford University press, copyright 1960 but printed 1987 ISBN13: 9780198721253 ISBN10: 0198721250 Euripides Bacchae by Elizabeth Causey. In series Bryn Mawr Commentaries ISBN 0-929524-85-3