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Euripides' Trojan Women

Monday., 8pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

Course Description: In this course we will be reading Euripides’ Trojan Women. This play examines the aftermath of the sack of Troy from the perspective of women in the Trojan royal household (Hecuba, Cassandra, Andromache, and Helen), and it compels its audience to hear the voices of these women and to feel their suffering. It is possible that Euripides wrote this play in response to Athens’ destruction of Melos, and the play seems to reflect a strong anti-war sentiment. The play has been adapted repeatedly in the modern era to comment on other military conflicts. Although it may not be Euripides’ best known play, it is still meaningful for discussing the realities of warfare and its aftermath.


Level: Students will need to be able to read Greek at at least an intermediate level.

Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. Students are free to use any copy of the Trojan Women text they may have.

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Regular price $250.00

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Emily Jusino earned a B.A. in Theater and Classics from William and Mary and her Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Chicago. She has taught Latin and Greek at Duke University and the University of Rochester. Her academic research focused on Greek tragedy and Sophocles in particular. She is currently pursuing a career in project management. Outside of work and reading Latin and Greek, you can find her teaching Jazzercise or performing in community theater. This is her first term teaching for Paideia.