Record Number : 90382 of 13452

Title : Greek theater and society

Description :
Greek Theater and Society is an extensive online resource designed to accompany a course run by the Classics Department at Temple University. It is concerned with Greek drama and the society which produced it, and looks at both tragedy (Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides) and comedy (Aristophanes) in the fifth century BC. The site's main feature is a series of study guides and worksheets on specific plays. These include: Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound and Oresteia; Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos, Ajax, Electra, Philoctetes and Trachiniae; Euripides' Bacchae, Medea, Hecuba, Iphigenia at Tauris, Hippolytus and Heracles; and Aristophanes' Birds, Lysistrata and Frogs. The guides include plot summaries and highlight key themes of the plays. The website also has a glossary of key terms; information on characters from mythology; and a set of links to external sites offering bibliographies and background information on Greek drama (although note that several of the links to Perseus have not been updated in line with that website and are therefore broken).

URL : http://www.temple.edu/classics/dramadir/index.html

Uncontrolled Keywords : Greek tragedy; Greek comedy; Athenian drama; Athenian theatre;

Controlled Keywords : ; pi29; pi3898; pi1302; pi135

Language : eng;

Period : 750 - 1 BCE

Geographic Name : Southern Europe

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