University of Florida
Department of Classics






Eleni Bozia, Ph.D.
Department of Classics
137 Dauer Hall
University of Florida
POBox 117435
Gainesville, FL 32611

Tel: (352) 392-2075
Fax: (352) 846-0297
E-Mail: bozia [@]

CLT3291 (0220): Greek Drama

MWF 5th period
MAEB 0229

Instructor: Dr. Eleni Bozia
Office: Dauer 137
Phone: 352 273 3694

Office Hours: Tuesday 6th and 7th/Thursday 5th

Teaching Assistant:Maria Petosa
Office:Bryant Hall 301
Office HoursW/F 3-4:30 pm


  • THE COMPLETE GREEK TRAGEDIES: SOPHOCLES VOL. 1, Green (Chicago University Press)(required) ISBN: 9780226307923
  • THE COMPLETE GREEK TRAGEDIES: AESCHYLUS VOL. 1, Green & Lattimore (Chicago University Press)(required) ISBN: 9780226307787
  • TEN PLAYS BY EURIPIDES, Hadas (Bantham Press) (required) ISBN: 9780553213638
  • FROGS AND OTHER PLAYS, (Createspace) (required) ISBN: 9781453683910
  • A GUIDE TO ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA, Storey and Allan (Blackwell Publications) (required) ISBN: 1405102152

  • Course Description

  • The purpose of this course is to introduce students to this captivating genre of Ancient Greek literature and also help them understand and familiarize themselves with Greek drama, culture, and other sociopolitical aspects of Ancient Greek society. Every Monday we will be discussing fundamentals of Greek drama and theater. Students will have to read about one play a week (in English). On Wednesdays and Fridays we will be discussing this play, circumstances of its performance etc. We will also be reading some portions of the text in class so as to comprehend the way it would work and interpreted by Greeks. We will also be watching occasionally modern performances of Ancient plays.
  • We will also have pop quizzes on the discussed material.

  • Course Requirements

    • Daily preparation of the assigned material is required and necessary. This will also help you succeed in your quizzes and exams.
    • Pop quizzes
    • Two exams

    Play Discussions and Presentation Dates
    • September 7-9: Libation Bearers
    • September 14-16: Eumenides
    • September 21-23: Oedipus the King
    • September 28-30: Oedipus at Colonus
    • October 5-7: Antigone
    • October 12-14:Medea
    • October 19-21:Hippolytus
    • October 26-28:The Bacchants
    • November 2 & 9:Lysistrata
    • November 16-18: Clouds
    • November 30-December 2: Frogs

    Exam dates:
    Monday, October 10th
    Wednesday, December 7th

    Late work/makeup work will not be accepted, unless
    appropriate documentation is provided.


    1. Your perfect attendance is expected. The university recognizes the right of the individual professor to make attendance mandatory. After due warning, professors can prohibit further attendance and subsequently assign a failing grade for excessive absences.
    2. There will be no make-up work except in extraordinary and documented cases.
    3. Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.
    4. The use of cellular devices during class is strictly prohibited.
    5. Academic Honesty is expected at all times. We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. On all work submitted for credit by students at the university, the following pledge is either required or implied: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment."

    Minus grade scale:

  • A 93-100
  • A- 90-92
  • B+ 87-89
  • B 84-86
  • B- 80-83
  • C+ 77-79
  • C 74-76
  • C- 70-73
  • D+ 67-69
  • D 64-66
  • D- 60-63

  • Grades:
    Attendance and Participation 10%
    Quizzes 15%
    Presentation 5%
    2 Exams 70% non-cumulative(35% each)

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences