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CLAS 3345 Sophocles (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone will be read in the original Greek. Sophocles uses this mythical heroine to ask questions of lasting importance. How can society best be governed? What is the proper relationship between the state and the individual, between men and women, or between humans and the divine? We will join the debates raised in modern scholarship by considering these questions against the social and cultural background of Athens in the 5th century BC, as well as Sophocles’ place in the Greek literary tradition.


Instructor(s): Mark Thatcher

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Mar-15