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Classical Tragedy: Euripides and Beyond

Enrolment code: HTC213/313

Offered: Hobart: semester 2

Special note: may be studied as an English unit

Unit description:

Examines the handling of Greek myth in Euripides, Seneca and Racine. The unit starts with a number of fifth century Greek tragedies which have proved particularly influential in European culture and then examines how they have been rewritten by tragedians in the classical tradition.

Staff Assoc Prof PJ Davis For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 lectures weekly, tutorial fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv  
Assessment mode 3,000 words written work (50%), 2-hr exam in June (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Euripides, Alcestis, Medea, Heracleidae, Hippolytus, Grene D & Lattimore R (eds), ISBN 0226307808
Euripides, Hecuba, Adromache, Trojan Women, Ion, Grene D & Lattimore R (eds), ISBN 0226307824
Seneca, Four Tragedies and Octavia, tr Watling, ISBN 0140441743
Racine, Andromache, Britannicus, Berenice, tr Cairncross, ISBN 0140441956
Racine, Iphigenia, Phaedra, Athaliah, tr Cairncross, ISBN 0140441220
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Ancient Civilisations
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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