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GRK621: Greek Old Comedy - Intensive

This course offers a close reading of one or more comedies by the Athenian playwright Aristophanes.

This course offers a close reading of one or more comedies by the Athenian playwright Aristophanes. Irreverent, incisive and, above all, entertaining, the comedies of Aristophanes laid bare the foibles and failings of Athens' democratic government and helped lay the foundations of modern political satire. Comedies read in recent years include Lysistrata, Clouds and Frogs.