GREEK PLAYS FROM THE TROJAN CYCLE (REMOTE)

Instructor(s)
Janice Vitullo
Instructor of Lifelong Learning
Location
Online
Date
Tuesdays, January 10–February 14
Time
10–11:30 a.m. ET

This course will comprise a close reading and discussion of Aeschylus’ trilogy The Oresteia and Euripides’ plays Electra and Andromache. We will begin with Agamemnon, which tells the story of the hero’s ill-fated return from the Trojan War; next, we will read how the actions of their parents affect Electra and Orestes, Agamemnon’s children by Clytemnestra (Libation Bearers); and finally how it became necessary to create a system of law to put an end to blood feuds (Eumenides). We will then examine Euripides’ interpretation of the Trojan War from the point of view of two women – one Greek, one Trojan – as well as do a comparative reading of Electra with the Libation Bearers.

Read: Aeschylus: The Oresteia, translated by Robert Fagles and Ten Plays by Euripides, translated by Moses Hadas and John McLean. As these translations will be heavily referenced during class, students are urged not to purchase other translations.
 

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$105
Nonmember Cost
$130

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Please note, this course was originally scheduled for Thursdays as listed in the catalog, but was changed to be offered on Tuesdays.