Intermediate Greek: Aeschylus
In this course, we will read a very great tragedy, Aeschylus' Eumenides. We will use the edition and commentary of A. Sommerstein (Cambridge 1989). My assumption will be that this is the first Greek tragedy in Greek for almost all students in the class, and we will proceed extremely carefully and thoroughly, covering as much of the text as we can in a short quarter. We will discuss and debate the immense themes and issues at every point, and we will read in English the six other Aeschylean tragedies. There will be two midterms and, by the end of the term, a serious paper. Reading a Greek tragedy in Greek will be one of the most important things all students in the class will ever do.
Day/Time:MW / 2:15-3:45