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  1. Summer Essential Reading 9 items
    1. Aeschylus: Agamemnon, the Libation Bearers, the Eumenides - Richmond Lattimore, Aeschylus 1953

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase Any subsequent translation is fine.

    2. The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 BCE - Josiah Ober 2015

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    3. Republic - Robin Waterfield, Plato 2008

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase Any subsequent translation is fine.

    4. Aeschylus: Agamemnon, the Libation Bearers, the Eumenides - Richmond Lattimore, Aeschylus 1953

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    5. Plays : Two - Kenneth McLeish, Aristophanes 1993

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase Read Frogs.

    6. Six Greek comedies - Aristophanes, Menander, Euripides 2002

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase Read Cyclops.

    7. Oedipus Tyrannos: Oedipus at Kolonos ; Antigone - Sophocles, Timberlake Wertenbaker 1997

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase Read Oedipus Tyrranos.

    8. Poetics - Stephen Halliwell, Aristotle 1995

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase M. Hubbard is preferred translation; but any will do.

    9. Game Booklet - Essential

  2. Summer Recommended Reading 44 items
    Aim to read at least three items from this list. In the case of a collection of essays, choose items that interest you.
    1. Suppliants - Janet Lembke, Aeschylus 1975

      Book Recommended

    2. Clouds - Alan H. Sommerstein, Aristophanes 1982

      Book Recommended

    3. The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues - Ruby Blondell 2002 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    4. Becoming Female: The Male Body in Greek Tragedy - Katrina Cawthorn 2008

      Book Recommended

    5. Becoming Female: The Male Body in Greek Tragedy - Katrina Cawthorn 2008 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    6. Tragedy's Teaching - Neil Croally

      Chapter Recommended

    7. Tragedy's Teaching - Neil Croally 2005

      Chapter Recommended

    8. Plato and the Poets - Pierre Destrée, Fritz-Gregor Herrmann 2011 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    9. The Greek Sophists - John Dillon, Tania Gergel 2003

      Book Recommended

    10. Euripides: Electra - Martin Cropp, Euripides 2013

      Book Recommended Or any other translation

    11. Iphigeneia in Aulis - Euripides

      Chapter Recommended Or any other translation.

    12. The Suppliant Women - Euripides

      Chapter Recommended Or any other translation.

    13. Encomium of Helen - D. M. MacDowell, Gorgias 1982

      Book Recommended

    14. A Companion to Greek Tragedy - Justina Gregory 2008

      Book Recommended

    15. A Companion to Greek Tragedy - Justina Gregory 2005 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    16. Greek Tragedy: Suffering Under the Sun - Edith Hall 2010

      Book Recommended

    17. Greek Tragedy: Suffering Under the Sun - Edith Hall 2010 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    18. Against Leocrates - Lycurgus, Edward Harris

      Chapter Recommended

    19. Ion - Plato, D.A. Russell

      Chapter Recommended

    20. Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece - Kurt A. Raaflaub 2007

      Book Recommended

    21. Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece - Kurt A. Raaflaub 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    22. Classical Literary Criticism - D. A. Russell, Michael Winterbottom 2008

      Book Recommended

    23. Sophocles II: Ajax, the Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes - David Grene, Sophocles 1957

      Book Recommended Read Ajax.

    24. The Complete Greek Tragedies: Sophocles I - Sophocles, David Grene 1991

      Book Recommended Read Antigone. Other translations accepted.

    25. Sophocles II: Ajax, the Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes - David Grene, Sophocles 1957

      Book Recommended Read Electra

    26. Aristotle's Poetics and Ancient Dramatic Theory - David Wiles 2007

      Chapter Recommended

    27. Theatre and Citizenship: The History of a Practice - David Wiles 2011

      Book Recommended pp 22-47.

    28. Music - Peter Wilson

      Chapter Recommended

    29. Nothing to Do With Dionysos?: Athenian Drama in Its Social Context - John J. Winkler, Froma I. Zeitlin 1990

      Book Recommended

    30. Written Texts and the Rise of Literate Culture in Ancient Greece - Harvey Yunis 2003

      Book Recommended Read Introduction

  3. Week 2. 8 items
    1. Context, Historiography and the Case of Ancient Greece

    2. Aeschylus: Agamemnon, the Libation Bearers, the Eumenides - Richmond Lattimore, Aeschylus 1953

      Book Essential

    3. Context, Festival and the Satyr Play

    4. Cyclops: Alcestis ; Medea - David Kovacs, Euripides 1994

      Book Essential Different translation to the one recommended.

    5. Game Booklet - Essential

  4. Week 3. 9 items
    1. Politics, Rhetoric, Democracy

    2. Bodies of Evidence - Carol Martin 2010

      Chapter Essential

    3. Bodies of Evidence - Carol Martin 2010

      Chapter Essential

    4. The Scripted Realities of Rimini Protokoll - Florian Malzacher 2010

      Chapter Essential

    5. Republic - Robin Waterfield, Plato 2008

      Book Essential

    6. Reconciliation and Refugees

    7. Suppliants - Janet Lembke, Aeschylus 1975

      Book Essential

  5. Week 4. 10 items
    1. The Structure of Feeling

    2. Drama From Ibsen to Brecht - Raymond Williams 1987

      Book Essential Read Introduction.

    3. Form and Performance - P. E. Easterling 1997

      Chapter Essential

    4. Form and Performance - P. E. Easterling 1997

      Chapter Essential

    5. Education and Election

    6. Tragedy's Teaching - Neil Croally

      Chapter Essential

    7. Tragedy's Teaching - Neil Croally 2005

      Chapter Essential

    8. Aristophanes' Frogs - Kenneth McLeish, Aristophanes 1993

      Book Essential While it is recommended you read the entire play, it is only required that you read from line 830 to the end of the play.

  6. Week 5. 4 items
    1. Canon and Classical Criticism

    2. Poetics - W. H. Fyfe 1995

      Book Essential

    3. Oedipus Rex - R. D. Dawe, Sophocles 2006

      Book Essential Or any translation.

    4. Canon - John Guillory 1995

      Chapter Essential

  7. Week 6. 7 items
    1. Governance

    2. Oedipus Tyrannos: Oedipus at Kolonos ; Antigone - Sophocles, Timberlake Wertenbaker 1997

      Book Essential Antigone.

    3. Authority Figures - Mark Griffith 2008

      Chapter Essential

    4. Authority Figures - Mark Griffith 2005

      Chapter Essential

    5. Military and Empire

    6. Sophocles II: Ajax, the Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes - David Grene, Sophocles 1957

      Book Essential Ajax

  8. Week 7. 1 item
    1. No suggested Reading

  9. Week 8. 1 item
    1. No suggested reading.

  10. Week 9. 1 item
    1. No suggested reading.

  11. Week 10. 1 item
    1. No suggested reading

  12. Week 11 1 item
    1. No suggested reading.

  13. Week 12. 1 item
    1. No suggested reading.

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