Sophocles, Antigone (Intermediate Greek Reading)
Mon., 11am (U.S. Eastern Time)
Course Description : In this class we will read one of the most famous of ancient tragedies: Sophocles’ Antigone. Our goal will be to read the play in its entirety, focusing on selected passages in ancient Greek and filling in the gaps with the help of English translation(s). Depending on student’s interests we will also discuss topics related to the play like the role of women, the conflict of “divine” and “human law”, or modern receptions and retransformations of the Antigone (e.g. Carl Orff, Martin Heidegger, Anne Carson, ...).
Level: Intermediate reading knowledge of Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Telepaideia tuition is non-refundable. However, if you need to cancel your enrollment or withdraw from your class, you may be eligible for a 50% credit, to be used toward a future Telepaideia course. In order to be eligible for this credit, you must notify email@example.com of your withdrawal before the second class meeting has taken place.
Jenny studied German and Slavic philology in Greifswald, European Cultural History in Frankfurt/Oder, and Classics at Humboldt University Berlin. She is the co-founder of the online language school Triodos Trivium which promotes the active use of Ancient Greek and Latin. Together with Rogelio Toledo she runs a popular Ancient Greek Youtube channel under the same name.