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 [@]

Self Practice

GRW 3301 (07B4): Greek Drama

MWF 5th period
FLI 0101

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

Office Hours: Tuesday 7th-8th p. & Thursday 7th p.


  • Sophocles, Oidipous Tyrannos, 2 VLS. , by J. Rusten ISBN: 0929524675 (required)
  • Euripides, Medea, by M. Kwintner ISBN: 0929524926 (required)
  • Sophocles, Oedipus Rex, by R.D. Dawe ISBN: 0521617359 (recommended)
  • Euripides, Medea, D.J. Mastronarde ISBN: 0521643864 (recommended)
  • H. Liddell. An Intermediate Greek Lexicon (Oxford University Press) ISBN 0199102066 (recommended)
  • N. Marinone. All Greek Verbs (Duckworth Press) ISBN 0715617729 (recommended)
  • H. Smyth. Greek Grammar (Harvard University Press) ISBN 0674362500 (recommended)

  • Course Description:
    The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to this captivating genre of Greek literature. We will be translating and discussing Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Euripides' Medea in order to reinforce grammatical and syntactical concepts and improve reading skills. Some secondary scholarship will also be consulted so as to enhance our perception of Greek Drama, such as linguistics, socio-political parameters, circumstances of performance etc.

  • During our sessions, we will be going through the assigned for the day text. You will be responsible to have it translated before you come to class. We will be going over your homework together, translating, discussing the material, and answering questions on grammar and syntax. Once a week one of you will have to make a presentation in class on an aspect of the text we will be covering at the time.

  • We will also be having quizzes on the discussed material.

  • Tentative Weekly Schedule
  • Week 1: Oedipus Rex (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 2: Oedipus Rex (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 3: Oedipus Rex (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 4: Oedipus Rex (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 5: Oedipus Rex (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 6: Oedipus Rex (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 7: Oedipus Rex (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 8: Oedipus Rex (Review & Exam)
  • Week 9: Medea (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 10: Medea (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 11: Medea (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 12: Medea (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 13: Medea (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 14: Medea (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 15: Medea (reading, translation, discussion)
  • Week 16: Medea (Review)

  • Course Requirements

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

    Exam dates:
    Friday, October 11th
    Tuesday, December 10th
    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 15%
    Quizzes 20%
    2 Exams 60% non-cumulative(30% each)
    Presentation 5%

    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
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences