use five core courses for a Classical Studies Minor

CL 109/EN109 GREEK TRAGEDY IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Spring 2013

            Professor Rosivach                syllabus                timeline               goup assignment               final paper              close-reading assignment                                                     

            DMH 126                                                                                                                                                 

             office hours: Monday and Thursday 12:30 in DMH 126; Wednesday 9:00 pm in CNS 206

 

For mythological questions, try the Encyclopedia Mythica, Theoi,Carlos Parada’s Greek Mythology Link or the search engine to Bulfinch's Mythology

 

0.  January 23: Introduction and Orientation

                                                                                                                                                                                               

1.  January 30: War                                                                                                                                                              

            Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes (tr. Smyth; tr. Morshead)

            Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis (tr. Coleridge, another version of the same)

            Sophocles, Ajax (tr. Jebb; tr. Trevelyan)

 

2.  February 6: A World of Woe                                                                    

            Euripides, Trojan Women (tr. Coleridge; tr. Murray)

            Euripides, Hecuba (tr. Coleridge; another version of the same)

            Euripides, Andromache (tr. Kovacs; tr. Coleridge)

           

3.  February 13: What Goes Around …

            Aeschylus, Agamemnon (tr. Smyth [part 1], [part 2]; tr. Browning; tr. Morshead; tr. Murray)

            Aeschylus, Libation Bearers (tr. Smyth; tr. Morshead)

            Aeschylus, Eumenides (tr. Smyth; tr. Morshead)

 

4.  February 20: Compare and Contrast

            Sophocles, Electra (tr. Jebb, another version of the same)

            Euripides, Electra (tr. Coleridge, another version of the same)

 

5.  February 27: Thebes the Dysfunctional

            Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus (tr. Jebb, another version of the same; tr. Storr)

            Euripides, Phoenician Women (tr. Coleridge, another version of the same)

            Sophocles, Antigone (tr. Jebb, another verison of the same; tr. Tyrrell/Bennett)

 

6.  March 6: Three Cheers for the Home Team

            Aeschylus, Persians (tr. Potter; tr. Smyth, another version of the same)

            Euripides, Children of Heracles (tr. Kovacs, another version of the same; tr. Coleridge)

            Euripides, Suppliant Women (tr. Coleridge, another version of the same)

 

7.  March 20: Ah, Love!

            Euripides, Medea (tr. Kovacs, another version of the same; tr. Major; tr. Coleridge)

            Sophocles, Trachinians (tr. Torrance; tr. Jebb, another version of the same)

            Euripides, Hippolytus (tr. Kovacs, another verison of the same; tr. Coleridge)

 

8.  March 27: Is This for Real?

            Euripides, Alcestis (tr. Lushnig; tr. Aldington; tr. Kovacs; tr. Murray; tr. Williams/Major)

            Euripides, Helen (tr. Coleridge, another version of the same, another version of the same)

            Euripides, Cyclops (tr. Kovacs, another version of the same; tr. Coleridge)

 

9.  April 3: Nothing in Common

            Aeschylus, Suppliants (tr. Morshead; tr. Smyth, another version of the same)

            Euripides, Iphigenia among the Taurians (tr. Potter, another version of the same; tr. Murray)

            Euripides(?), Rhesus (tr. Coleridge; another version of the same)

 

10.  April 10: Boys into Men

            ­Euripides, Ion (tr. Potter, another version)

            Sophocles, Philoctetes (tr. Torrance, another version of the same; tr. Jebb; tr. McNamee; tr. Francklin)

            Euripides, Orestes (tr. Coleridge)

           

11.  April 17: Man or God?

            Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus (tr. Jebb, another version of the same; tr. Storr)

            Euripides, Heracles (tr. Coleridge, another version of the same)

 

12.  April 24: OMG!!!

            Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound (tr. Morshead; tr. Smyth, another version of the same)

            Euripides, Bacchae (tr. Coleridge; tr. Buckley, another version of the same)

 

13. May 1: no class (group reports will be presented during this week)

 

 

“[T]he work of the poet is not to say what happened, but what sorts of things would happen and are possible according to probability or necessity… And so poetry is a more philosophical and a more serious thing than history, for poetry speaks of generalities while history speaks of particulars”  (Aristotle, Poetics 1451a36-1451b7).