School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

CLAS-203 – Greek and Roman Drama

Points:20Prerequisites:40 pts
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Art Hist, Classics & Relig StRestrictions:CLAS 303

A study of the Greek and Roman dramatists with special emphasis on the theatrical techniques of the authors and the means of production in the ancient theatre. Co-taught with CLAS 303. Offered in alternate years. 50% internal assessment, 50% examination.

Tuition Fees

2016: domestic $876.00     international $3,985.80

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.

Trimester 2 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
804 11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Tue1200 - 1250Hunter [Kelburn]LT119Babette Puetz
11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Wed1200 - 1250Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT001
11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Thu1200 - 1250New Kirk [Kelburn]LT301
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Tue1200 - 1250Hunter [Kelburn]LT119
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Wed1200 - 1250Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT001
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Thu1200 - 1250New Kirk [Kelburn]LT301

Set Texts

Aeschylus.  Aeschylus I. Oresteia.  D. Grene and R. Lattimore eds. Chicago 1953

Sophocles.  Sophocles II. D. Grene and R. Lattimore eds.  Chicago 1957  (Contains: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes)

Euripides, Alcestis, Heracles, Children of Heracles and Cyclops (Oxford)

Aristophanes.  Aristophanes: Birds and Other Plays.  Stephen Halliwell, trans. Oxford 1998.  (Contains: Birds, Lysistrata, Assembly-Women, Wealth).  The Knights will be available on blackboard

Menander.  Plays and Fragments. N. Miller. trans.  Penguin 1987.

Plautus. Four Comedies. E. Segal trans. Oxford 1996.  (Contains: Braggart Soldier, Brothers Menaechmus, Haunted House, The Pot of Gold