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Greek Tragedy, Then and Now

This course examines ancient Greek tragedy in translation. It looks at the transformation of myth into tragedy in the fifth century BCE and reflects on why these classical dramas remain popular today.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

201313

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

300-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Course planning information

Restrictions

Choose just one
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The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Identify key themes, characters, and plot motifs in ancient tragic treatments of different Greek myths.
  • 2 Critically analyse how different ancient tragedians adapted Greek myths to address contemporary issues and concerns.
  • 3 Interpret critically and comparatively ancient literary sources (in translation) and modern scholarship on Greek tragedy.
  • 4 Demonstrate skills of writing and argumentation through the use of ancient evidence and in accordance with Classical-Studies referencing conventions.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 1 5%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 20%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 30%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 45%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

AESCHYLUS: THE ORESTEIA

Author
TRANSL. MEINECK, INTRO FOLEY
ISBN
9780872203907
Edition
1998
Publisher
HACKETT PUBLISHING

SOPHOCLES: FOUR TRAGEDIES

Author
TRANSL. MEINECK AND WOODRUFF
ISBN
9780872207639
Edition
2007
Publisher
HACKETT PUBLISHING

SOPHOCLES: ANTIGONE

Author
TRANSL. WOODRUFF
ISBN
9780872205710
Edition
2001
Publisher
HACKETT PUBLISHING

EURIPIDES: MEDEA

Author
TRANSL. ARNSON-SVARLIEN, INTRO MITCHELL-BOYASK
ISBN
9780872209237
Edition
2008
Publisher
HACKETT PUBLISHING

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