Greek 115. Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound (4 units)

imageGreek 115. Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound (4 units)
Anna Uhlig

MWF 11:00-11:50A
159 Olson Hall
CRN 81574

Course Description: For centuries Prometheus Bound stood as the most influential of all Ancient Greek tragedies, but the play has been largely ignored by scholars since its authorship was called into doubt in the late 20th century. We will explore the complex questions of power and punishment, compassion and humanity at the heart of this fascinating play, as well as - of course - making detailed study of the nuances and beauty of the Greek text.

Prerequisite: Greek 100 or consent of instructor (asuhlig@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities and Writing Experience.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.

Textbook:

  • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, edited by Mark Griffith  (Cambridge University Press, 1983)