ENG 311 - Greek Tragedy in Translation

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: ENG 101 and 3 ADDITIONAL CREDITS IN COMPOSITION)

This course examines the extant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and the world which frames these works. Students will explore philosophical issues of determinism and free will, moral law and man-made law, human nature under incredible strain, changing relationships of friendship and enmity, and overweening pride bred of success. The topics covered will consider the evolution and conventions of Greek drama and its influence on later literature, music, and film. (Cross- referenced with HUM 311) CU MC (F)