Recommended: either minimum two years of ancient Greek language study at college level or equivalent.
There are excellent reasons why Sophocles' Antigone is among the most influential and frequently performed of all Greek dramas--a popularity that shows no sign of waning. Antigone, a young woman who stands up against authority for what she believes, has been pressed into service by rebels and oppressed people of every stripe. In this course we shall read Antigone in Greek along with the other two so-called Theban Plays (Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus) in English. Written assignments will include short, ungraded essays on the readings and a longer term paper (1,500-2,000 words). There will be a midterm and final.
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