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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GLS 195-01 - Introductory Special Topic: Women in Greek Tragedy

4 credits (Spring)
Cross-listed as: CLS 195-01 . A reading (in translation) of a representative selection of the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, focusing on the various and often prominent roles played by female characters, including Clytemnestra, Electra, Iphigeneia, Antigone, Phaedra, and Medea. Our approach will be primarily literary, but we shall also explore issues-ethical, political, and religious-raised by the tragedies and discuss their performance in the context of Athenian society, where the role of women was decidedly less prominent.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Hughes