Greek Tragedy (The Great Courses)
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Greek Tragedy (The Great Courses)

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Two-and-a-half thousand years after they were written, ancient Greek Dramas such as Eumenides, Oedipus the King, and Trojan Women retain a compelling, almost incantatory power. These plays have attracted focus and reflection from Aristotle, Freud, Nietzsche, and others who Professor Vandiver observes early in the course: "It is a notable paradox that Greek tragedy, a drama...more
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Published January 1st 2000 by The Great Courses
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Wonderful and detailed introduction (as well as immersion) into Greek Tragedy. Vandiver not only discusses the work, but gives a well grounded (as far as I could tell) understanding of the cultural and political world of 5th Century Athens and how this related to the formation and evolution of Greek Tragedy as a genre. Really wonderful both as an introduction and companion to the works of the three great tragedians.
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Amazing lectures.
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Elizabeth Vandiver is Associate Professor of Classics and Clement Biddle Penrose Professor of Latin at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. She was formerly Director of the Honors Humanities program at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she also taught in the Department of Classics. She completed her undergraduate work at Shimer College and went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D....more
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