Fall 2023

An Introduction to Greek Tragedy

Listed in: Classics, as GREE-215


Rebecca H. Sinos (Section 01)


An introduction to Greek tragedy as a literary and ritual form through a close reading of one play. We will read the Bacchae of Euripides, with attention to poetic language, dramatic technique, and ritual context. This course aims to establish reading proficiency in Greek, with review of forms and syntax as needed. Three class hours per week.

Requisite: GREE 111 or equivalent. Fall semester. Professor R. Sinos.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Translation, regular exams, short papers.

GREE 215 - LEC

Section 01
M 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM GROS 012
W 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM GROS 012
F 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM GROS 012

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Euripides' Bacchae Bryn Mawr Commentary Elizabeth Causey (ed.) Recommended Amherst Books TBD
An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon Oxford UP H.G. Liddell and Robert Scott Recommended Amherst Books TBD
Euripides: Bacchae (2nd ed.) Oxford UP E. R. Dodds, Ed. Required Amherst Books TBD
Euripides V (3rd ed.) University of Chicago Press Griffith, Most, Grene and Lattimore, Eds. Recommended Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024