Gaziantep University

GAZİANTEP UNIVERSITY

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DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES 
HOMEPAGE
Course Details
Course Title
Classical Greek Drama and Epic
Code
ELL227
Course Info
Greek Epic and Drama is both a lecture-based and a discussion-based course that focuses on the study of  ancient Greek literature produced during the Archaic Period (from 8th c. BC to 500 BC, the Persia wars) and the Attic/Classical period (from the Persian wars to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC). Specifically, in the first half of the semester, this course examines the birth of, the structure of, and the techniques employed in epic poetry of the Archaic Period, focusing on excerpts taken from Homer’s heroic epics ( Iliad and  Odyssey) and Hesiod’s didactic epics (Theogony and Works and Days). During the second half of the semester, students become familiar with the development of dramatic poetry of the Attic/Classical Period. The sociopolitical conditions of birth, the structure and techniques that define two different types of dramatic poetry—tragedy and comedy—are examined through the reading of Sophocles’ King Oedipus and Aristophanes’ Lysistrata respectively.
Credit
4
ECTS
6
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