University of Florida
Department of Classics






Eleni Bozia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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 [@]

Self Practice

CLT3291 (1744): Greek Drama

M-W-F 3rd periods
TUR 2334

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

Office Hours: Wednesday, 6th-7th p. or by appointment


  • 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

  • Nowadays on Saturday night we might go for dinner and a movie, or occasionally a play. So when and where did this start? Who were the first to write plays and put on performances? How were they executed without all the props and technological gadgets that we have today at our disposal?

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the captivating genre of Ancient Greek Theater and the theatrical performances in the Ancient world and also help them understand and familiarize themselves with Greek drama, culture, and other sociopolitical aspects of Ancient Greek society.

    Every week we will be examining fundamentals of Greek drama and theater and we will be discussing one play, circumstances of its performance etc.

    We will also be watching modern performances and reenact parts of these plays in class, so as to comprehend the technical aspects of Greek theater and better comprehend the way it would be perceived by the Greeks.

    We will have 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.
    • Announced Quizzes
    • Two exams

    Weekly Schedule
  • Every Monday we will be discussing the logistics of the theater and theatrical productions in Ancient Greece. We will be using as a guide the "Guide to Ancient Greek Drama". We will be devoting the other two periods on Wednesday and Friday to the analysis of a play, as indicated in the schedule below.
    • January 11-14: Agamemnon
    • January 18-20: Libation Bearers
    • January 25-27: Eumenides
    • February 1-3: Oedipus the King
    • February 8-10: Oedipus at Colonus
    • February 15-17: Antigone
    • February 22: Exam Review
    • February 24: First Exam
    • March 1-3:Medea
    • March 15-17:Hippolytus
    • March 22-24:The Bacchants
    • March 29-31:Lysistrata
    • April 5-7:Clouds
    • April 12-14: Dyskolos
    • April 17:Exam Review
    • April 19: Second Exam

    Exam dates:
    Friday, February 24th
    Wednesday, April 19th

    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 5%
    Quizzes 20%
    Presentation 5%
    2 Exams 70% non-cumulative(35% each)

    UF Online Evaluation Process
  • Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course based on 10 criteria. These evaluations are conducted online at Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at>/li>
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