GK 324 • Greek Literature: Junior Reading
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
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.
C. W. Willink (ed.), Euripides: Orestes