GK 383 • Studies in Classical Greek Literature
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
This seminar will study the Greek chorus as a social, ritual, and literary institution, utilizing as primary evidence the texts of Greek choral lyric and tragedy. Particular attention will be devoted to Alcman's Partheneion, the non-epinician poetry of Pindar and Bacchylides, and to Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Suppliants. The seminar will be allowed to choose one additional Greek tragedy for study. Important secondary works by Claude Calame, Bruno Gentili, J. J. Winkler, and Peter Wilson will also receive attention.
The course grade will be determined by a substantial research paper (50%), seminar discussions and oral reports (25%), and periodic translation quizzes (25%).
Denniston & Page, Aeschylus: Agamemnon Snell & Maehler, eds. Teubner Pindar, Vol. 2 (Oxford) Calame, Choruses of Young Women in Ancient Greece:... (Rowman & Littlefield)