This course will serve as an introduction to Euripides through a close examination of two of his most controversial and exciting plays: Medea and Bacchae. The primary goal of this class is to become accurate and adept readers of Attic tragedy and, to this end, the majority of class time will be spent translating the Greek, with special attention paid to grammar and syntax.
Most students begin with CLAS-L100: Elementary Latin I (if focusing on Latin), or CLAS-G100: Elementary Greek I (if focusing on Classical Greek). If you have previous Latin or Classical Greek language experience, your language placement will depend on your: Latin Foreign Language Placement Exam; successful completion of an in-person placement test for Classical Greek; or AP credit.
We offer introductory and advanced civilization classes on Roman or Greek culture, classical mythology, classical art and archaeology, film, and more. And, all of our Classical Civilization majors complete a senior capstone, which focuses on a special topic each fall semester. Examples include: early Rome, ancient sexualities, the Trojan War, and the Athenian aristocracy.