ONLINE SEMINAR
January 31 | At the Mercy of Others: Greek Drama II

$350.00

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The Classical Athenian playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides captured the struggles of human life so precisely and with such immediacy that their plays remain some of the most-performed today.

In this seminar we will read six of the most compelling ancient Greek dramas, in which characters find themselves fighting against forces greater than themselves, whether gods, other humans, or fate.

When: Six weekly sessions on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, starting January 31, 2022

Duration: 2 1/4 hours per session

Cost: C$350 plus 13% HST (approx. US$275 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We meet on Zoom; you will receive joining instructions approx. 3 weeks before the seminar start date. For your privacy, all our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are not recorded. See full conditions at the bottom of this page.

All seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at time of purchase. If you would like to apply your Toronto Pursuits 2020 deposit to this seminar, please contact us.

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LEADER

Mark Cwik is the education manager for Classical Pursuits. He is a longtime Toronto Pursuits and trip leader and has been an organizer of adult great books discussion groups for 25 years. He specializes in literature from the ancient, mythic and religious world. His recent seminars include The Women of Greek Drama, Vergil’s Aeneid, and The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Mark lives in London, England.

BOOKS

The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, edited by Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm
(Modern Library, 2017)
ISBN-13: 978-0812983098

Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides, translated by Anne Carson
(New York Review Books, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-1590172537

Please be sure to obtain these editions.

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The Classical Athenian playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides captured the struggles of human life so precisely and with such immediacy that their plays remain some of the most-performed today.

In this seminar we will read six dramas in which characters find themselves fighting against forces greater than themselves, whether gods, other humans, or fate: Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus, and three plays by Euripides, the Alcestis, Heracles and Hecuba.

This is the second in a series of seminars reading through the most compelling dramas from Classical Athens, following on from The Women of Greek Drama offered in summer 2021. Participation in the previous seminar is not required.

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at the time of purchase; no retroactive discounts will be issued.

All seminars are subject to minimum enrollment of 7 participants. Click the link for full terms and conditions for Classical Pursuits online seminars.

Classical Pursuits does not record seminars. By participating in any seminar, registrants agree not to make their own seminar recordings and to abide by the Classical Pursuits code of conduct.

 

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