Ancient Studies (CLAS) - Drama and Performance in Ancient Greece and Rome

CLAS 2327  Drama and Performance in Ancient Greece and Rome


Any 18 credits completed


Three hours of lecture and seminar per week for one term.




Students examine drama and performance in ancient Greece and Rome. Students read selections from the tragedies of Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, and Seneca, and from the comedies of Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, and Terence in translation. Students also focus on relevant historical and literary contexts, the conventions and logistics of staging performances in ancient Greece and Rome, and the impact these seminal genres have had on subsequent Western culture. This course may be credited towards English Studies.

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