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Unit Two is devoted to Aristophanes (c. 447 - c. 383 BCE), the most famous of the old comedians, whose satire was a scathing as anything produced in modern times.

Students will see how Aristophanean Old Comedy was closely connected to — if not inseparable from — its times.

  Tuesday, February 9
  Due:
  -- Podcast: Who Was Aristophanes?
-- Aristophanes, Acharnians (Lenaea 425, 1st place)
-- Reflections on Acharnians (by noon)
   
  Topics for today:
  -- Discussion: Acharnians
-- Project: Overview
  Thursday, February 11
  Due:
 

-- Aristophanes, Clouds (Dionysia 423, last place;  rev. after 419)
-- Podcast: Agon and debate in Athenian Culture
-- Reflections on Clouds (by noon)

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Discussion: Clouds
-- The Socratic method
-- The agon or "contest"

  Saturday, February 13
  Due:
  -- Project: Qualifications (by 11:00 p.m.)
  Tuesday, February 16
  Due:
  -- Aristophanes, Wasps (Lenaea 422, 2nd place)
-- Reflections on Wasps (by noon)
   
  Topics for today:
 

-- SNL: The Day Beyoncé Turned Black
-- Discussion of Wasps
-- The parabasis or "stepping forward"
-- Staging: Alpha

  Thursday, February 18
  Due:
 

-- Podcast: Greek History from Pericles to the Melian Dialogue
-- Podcast: The End of the Peloponnesian War

   
  Topics for today:
  -- Discussion: Comedy and the polis
-- Project: Duties, play chosen
  Tuesday, February 23
  Due:
  -- Aristophanes, Lysistrata (Lenaea 411)
-- Reflections on Lysistrata (by noon)
   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Discussion: Lysistrata
-- Staging: Beta
-- Video highlights: Chi-Raq (Spike Lee, 2015)

  Thursday, February 25
  Due:
 

-- Aristophanes, Frogs (Lenaea 405, first place)
-- Podcast: Who Was Aeschylus?
-- Podcast: Who Was Euripides?

-- Reflections on Frogs (by noon)

   
  Topics for today:
 

-- Discussion: Frogs
-- Old Comedy to Middle Comedy
-- Midterm examination preview

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