Euripides and the Trojan War (In-Person)

Timothy Wutrich
Senior Instructor, Classics, CWRU
Landmark Centre Building
Tuesdays, July 5 - 26
10-11:30 a.m. ET

The mythology of the Trojan War provided a major inspiration for all of the Attic tragedians. Euripides, however, understood the Trojan War not only as a showcase of Olympian intervention and heroic prowess but as the opportunity to explore and reevaluate traditional views of gods and heroes in light of the intellectual and cultural revolution in the second half of the fifth century. This course will read some of Euripides’s Trojan cycle plays and examine how Euripides envisioned the Trojan War and its aftermath.

Read: The Complete Greek Tragedies, 3rd Ed., Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most (Iphigenia in Aulis, Rhesus, The Trojan Women, Hecuba, Electra, Orestes, Cyclops)

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