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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Spring 2004

GK 324 • Greek Literature: Junior Reading

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
28660 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
WAG 208
Hubbard

Course Description

This course will focus on an intensive reading and analysis of Euripides' Orestes in Greek. We will discuss aspects of late Euripidean style, meter, and rhetoric, and examine Euripides' innovative use of mythology relative to the treatment of the Oresteia myth by his literary predecessors. Euripides' relation to contemporary sophistic developments will also be considered. If time permits, we shall then look at some fragments from otherwise lost plays of Euripides.

Standard Statement: Readings from major writers such as Homer, Euripides, and Lysias. Three class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Texts

C. W. Willink (ed.), Euripides: Orestes

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