Basic Program Year Two: Autumn
This course was available in the past and may be presented again as part of the Basic Program of Liberal Education curriculum.
The Year 2 seminar is devoted to three great plays: Sophocles' Oedipus the King, Euripides' The Bacchae, and Shakespeare's Anthony & Cleopatra. A close reading of Aristotle's Poetics will enhance our understanding of the nature of tragedy as a dramatic genre. We will compare the treatment of themes such as power, politics, deception, passion, order, chaos, and art in ancient and modern poetic drama. The Tutorial is a close reading of Homer's epic poem, The Iliad.
Year 2 Autumn Reading Schedule
|1||Sophocles, Oedipus the King, lines 1-215|
|2||Sophocles, Oedipus the King, lines 216-910|
|3||Sophocles, Oedipus the King, Line 911-end|
|4||Aristotle, Poetics, Chapters 1-13|
|5||Aristotle, Poetics, Chapters 14-17|
|6||Aristotle, Poetics, Chapters 18-26|
|7||Euripides, Bacchae, lines 1-861|
|8||Euripides, Bacchae, 861-end|
|9||Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, Act I-III|
|10||Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, Acts IV-V|
|1||Iliad, Book 1|
- Sophocles: Sophocles I, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 978-0226311517.
- Aristotle: Poetics, trans. by James Hutton, Norton, ISBN 978-0393952162.
- Euripides: Euripides V, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 978-0226308982.
- Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra, Bantam, ISBN 978-0553212891.
- Homer: Iliad Fagles, trans., Penguin, ISBN 978-0140445923.
Books are available using the Textbook order form from the Gleacher Center Bookstore online , or by using the ISBN number to order the correct edition elsewhere.
Online registration deadline: Thursday, Sept 22 at 5 PM CT.
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