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CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Euripides, Komos

The Theater of Euripides and Menander Euripides: ca. 455 -406 BC Menander: ca. 321- ca. 291 BC The 5 – Century Greek Theater: basic elements Orchestra is the dancing area Skene – temporary structure, w...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture 1: 1. Plautus intro.rtf

Introduction to Plautus The next work that we’ll be reading is Plautus’ Braggart Soldier. This takes us from fourth/third-century Athens to late third-/early second-century BC Rome, which means that there is a good deal ...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Scipionic Circle, Plautus, Ancient Greek Comedy

Introduction to Terence (Begin by reading the introduction to Radice’s translation.) Terence’s dates (c. 190/85-159) place him approximately a generation after Plautus. He is quite different from Plautus in his approac1...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Amyntor, Hetaira

th October 10 Starting around page 56 in the Samia Exangelos – messenger –speech -how could you dare be a part of this scheme – slave runs off Tragic demius line 225? - quoting the play Oedipus Iambic Trimeters A...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Komos

th October 15 -psychology to comedy -topsy turvy-ness -father figures are doops, often mocked, slaves, women and children often get the better of things -irrational that he feels betrade -he knows ...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Plautus, Latifundium

Clever slave = comic playwrite running the show Lack of focus on the romantic play -young man in love -grumpy father trying to control things -take a step back – don’t just compare two fathers together because they a...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Plautus, Winter Solstice, Middle Ages

st October 31 ESSAY NOW DUE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9 !!!!!!!!! TH Look at thesis paragraphs from the ugly truth How is Terrance Different? The Subilus Follows the same approach as the swaggering soldier -don’t need the de...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Trochaic Tetrameter, Aulos, Blank Verse

Fifth-Century Theater: Formal Elements Meter Modern English translations of Greek drama are generally composed in fairly uniform blank verse or in prose, and thus tend to obscure many of the formal elements that would h...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Herodas

Nov. 21 The Brothers What features make us know a play is by Terence? - Double (or sometimes quadruple ) plot - The plot unfolds gradually – not like the ion where we are told the entire plot ...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Scipionic Circle

th November 9 Midterms returned on Wednesday Ludi is the core of Terence What falls from that is the notion of a Saturnalian type comedy which involves these farsicle inversions - The slaves or the wife tow...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Coryphaeus, Cercyon, Alope

Background to Menander’s Arbitration (Epitrepontes) The Arbitration, we will find, engages with Euripidean tragic themes and forms much more systematically than The Girl from Samos; at the same time it also presents Mena...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture 1: Eur 2 Helen(2)

CMRS 110: Introduction to Euripides’ Helen [IMPORTANT NOTE: our concern in this class is with the literary features of the works we’ll be reading and what those works have to say about the societies that...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Demimonde, Hetaira, Isaeus

Background to Menander’s Girl from Samos (Samia) The plot of the Samia requires little in the way of introduction, but deciding how to respond to that plot is a bit more of a challenge — both for a modern audience, that i...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Hetaira, Komos, Epikleros

rd October 3 Epikleros = daughter whose father dies but doesn’t have a son Gamete Hetaira Gamos In comedy you always present a world that is topsy-turvy –ex. Women is in charge husband is below her Greedy uncle – if I...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
CMRS 110
Porter John
CMRS 110 Lecture 1: Eur 1 Ion(3)

CMRS 110: Introduction to Euripides’ Ion [IMPORTANT NOTE: our concern in this class is with the literary features of the works we’ll be reading and what those works have to say about the societies that ...

Classical Medieval Renaissance
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