CLAS 2295 Ancient Comedy (Fall: 3 )
This course explores comedy from ancient Greece and Rome. Reading plays by Aristophanes, Plautus, and Terence, we will examine what the ancients considered "comic," how comedy was performed, and what comedy contributed to contemporary society. Along the way we will consider how comedy promotes, questions, and lampoons ancient values and ideas about warfare, slavery, gender and sexuality, etc. All readings will be in English and there will be substantial performance opportunities.
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