Courses: Fragmentary Greek Literature (GREKB627001)

Fall 2009

Class Number: 2039
This seminar provides an introduction to the study of fragmentary
literature by focusing on the lost dramas of Euripides . Our goal is
to acquire a critical awareness of the challenges and possibilities
offered by the study of fragments (including non-dramatic fragments
such as Sappho). We consider the criteria for editing and interpreting
fragmentary texts as we survey the most important sources and
highlighting the problems that pertain to each. After this evaluation
of the evidence, we then test the extent to which we can securely
reconstruct a particular play. To conclude, we explore how these
fragments can shed new light on our understanding of Euripidean drama.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 2039


Greek (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, CARP15

Meeting Times

M 4:00pm-6:00pm