CLAS-201 Classics Seminar: The Drama of War

The Drama of War: Athenian Tragedy and Comedy of the Peloponnesian War" focuses on ways in which the times in which artists do their work affects the content of that work. We will closely study a representative sample of Athenian comedies and tragedies from the three-decade-long Peloponnesian War, plus scholarship on those plays, to understand what authorial points of view on events of the time that we might be able to glean from the plays, and how that can shape our understanding of the history of that time.