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Comedy and Tragedy in the Classical World HTC311


May be taken as an English unit


Examines tragic and comic dramas of classical antiquity, which established the nature of western drama for later ages, including the works of Sophocles and Aeschylus, and the bawdy and irreverent Greek and Roman comedies. Particular attention will be paid to the plays' exploration of moral and intellectual issues, the development of the tragic and comic form and the nature of performance.


Unit name Comedy and Tragedy in the Classical World
Unit code HTC311
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Dr Graeme Miles

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in HTA OR HEA OR HTL OR HTG


Teaching Pattern

2x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly


HTC211: 3,000 words written work (60%);2-hr exam (40%)

HTC311: 3,500 words written work (60%);2-hr exam (40%)

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