Greek 393: Greek Comedy — Week 7

Greek 393: Greek Comedy — Week 7

On October 29, at 7 p.m. EDT, Sunoikisis will host the course Greek 393: Greek Comedy via Google Hangouts. To watch the live broadcast, see the YouTube video below.

“Politics, Culture and Satire: The Institutions in Greek Comedy”

Ben Hicks

Primary Readings

English: Lysistrata
Greek: Ecclesiazusae 354-459 (726 words)

Secondary Readings

M. Heath, “Aristophanes and the discourse of politics,” in The City as Comedy: Society and Representation in Athenian Drama, edited by Gregory W. Dobrov (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1997), 230-49.
Jeffrey Rusten, “Political discourse and the assembly in four plays of Aristophanes,” in Retórica y discurso en el teatro griego, edited by Milagros Quijada Sagredo and M.C. Encinas Reguero (Madrid: Ediciones Clásicas, 2013), 249-260.