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Ancient Greek Women Behaving Badly

Four Ancient Greek plays illustrate women behaving badly. We will read Aeschylus's Agamemnon (Clytemnestra murders Agamemnon), Euripides's Medea (Medea murders her children), Euripidies's Hippolytus (Phaedra seduces her stepson), and Aristophanes's Lysistrata (the women of Athens go on a sex strike). We will discuss whether or not these examples of bad behavior were justified. If so, why? If not, why not?

Instructor Bio:

Joan Fry attended the University of California at Berkeley, where she studied ancient Greek language and classical archaeology. She was a member of the American School of Classical Studies excavations at Corinth, Greece. She has taught classics and archaeology at UVa, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Stony Brook University, and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She served as senior assistant to the president of UVA from 1998 until 2013.  

Required Reading:

Any translations of these plays will be fine, but more recent ones are easier to read. Make sure the translations include line numbers.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A308 Joan Fry Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21 We 1:00-2:30 p.m. Alumni Hall (UVA) A

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