School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies

This information is for the 2015 academic year. See information for CLAS 203 in 2014.

CLAS-203 – Greek and Roman Drama

Points:20Prerequisites:as for CLAS 202
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.

Course Outline Information

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

This course is not currently being offered.

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