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

Fall 2005

GK 324 • Sophocles

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30760 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
WAG 112
Mueller

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to Greek tragedy for students who have taken the sequence in Attic Greek through GK 312K, or the equivalent. We will read Sophocles Philoctetes with close attention to language, style, and historical context. While a good portion of our time in class will be devoted to translation of the Greek text, we will also compare Sophocles rendition of the Philoctetes myth to other versions (ancient and modern) and attempt to situate Sophocles play within the broader context of ancient Greek tragic theater and its reception. Course requirements include regular attendance and participation in class, two midterms, a final exam, and a short paper (6-8 pp.).

Texts

T.B.L. Webster. 1974. (editor) Sophocles: Philoctetes. Cambridge University Press.

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