Drama and Lyric covers the beginning of drama and some of the earliest comedies and tragedies known to the Western world.
This course includes lectures on the three primary tragedians from the Ancient Greek world, Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides and also one of the most famous writers of Greek comedy, Aristophanes.
The course also offers an introduction to Greek lyric poetry from the same era, including passages by Pindar, Sappho, and Quintus of Smyrna. A lecture on the minor epic poetry of Hesiod is also included as a complement to part 1 of Old Western Culture: The Greeks, The Epics.
The course includes lectures and reading assignments given by Wesley Callihan of Schola Classical Tutorials, and comes with a corresponding workbook with study questions and other materials.
See Resources tab for links to required books (paperbacks and free digital versions).