Special Topics in Ancient Drama: Ancient Comedy

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΑ ΖΗΤΗΜΑΤΑ ΑΡΧΑΙΟΥ ΔΡΑΜΑΤΟΣ. Η αρχαία κωμωδία / Special Topics in Ancient Drama: Ancient Comedy
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAliki Symeonaki
Course ID600015020

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos THeátrou (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 26
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)745
Dramatología-ParastasiologíaElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)745
YpokritikīElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)745
Skīnografía-EndymatologíaElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)745
SkīnothesíaElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)745

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint presentations. E-learning.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment572.3
Student Assessment
The basic assessment will be performed through final written exams during the official exam period. In addition, the students are given an opportunity to take up an individual assignment that they are asked to present orally during the classes.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Οι Κωμωδίες του Αριστοφάνη, μτφρ. Θρασύβουλος Σταύρου. Dover, K.J. (1997). H κωμωδία του Αριστοφάνη (Φ. Κακριδής, Μτφρ.). Αθήνα: Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης.
Additional bibliography for study
Βιβλιογραφία που χρησιμοποιήθηκε για την οργάνωση του μαθήματος: Bowie, A. (1999). Αριστοφάνης – Μύθος, Τελετουργία & Κωμωδία (Α. Μαρκαντωνάτος, Επιμ.). Αθήνα: τυπωθήτω. Easteling, P.E. – Knox, B.M.W. (1994). Ιστορία της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Λογοτεχνίας (Ν. Κονομής, Χρ. Γρίμπας, Μ. Κονομής, Μτφρ.). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαδήμα. Henderson, J. (1980). Aristophanes: Essays in Interpretation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Henderson, J. (1996). Three plays by Aristophanes – Staging women. London & New York: Routledge. Lesky, A. (1983). Ιστορία της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Λογοτεχνίας (Α. Τσοπανάκης, Μτφρ.). Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδοτικός Οίκος Αφών Κυριακίδη. Maurach, G. (2009). Επίτομη ιστορία της Κωμωδίας στην αρχαιότητα (Ι. Παπαδοπούλου, Επιμ.). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Μεταίχμιο. Montanari, F. (2008). Ιστορία της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Λογοτεχνίας (Δ. Ιακώβ, Α. Ρεγκάκος, Επιμ.). Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press. Revermann, M. (2006). Comic Business. Theatricality, Dramatic Technique, and Performance Contexts of Aristophanic Comedy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Russo, C. F. (2002). Aristophanes: An Author for the Stage. London & New York: Routledge. Stanford, W.B. (1993). Βάτραχοι – Κριτική και ερμηνευτική έκδοση (Μ. Μπλέτας Μτφρ.). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Καρδαμίτσα. Taaffee, L. (1993). Aristophanes and women. London & New York: Routledge. Zimmermann, B. (1998). Η αρχαία ελληνική κωμωδία (Δ. Ιακώβ, Επιμ.). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαδήμα. Κωτίδου-Πετράκη, Ν. (2002). Ο Αισχύλος και ο Ευριπίδης στους Βατράχους του Αριστοφάνη. Αθήνα: Αφοι Κυριακίδη. Μαρινοπούλου, Ι. (2008). Οι τεχνικές του Κωμικού στη Λυσιστράτη του Αριστοφάνη. Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, ΑΠΘ. Νικολοπούλου, Ε. (1997). Έμφυλα στερεότυπα και ανατροπές του φύλου στις γυναικείες κωμωδίες του Αριστοφάνη. Μεταπτυχ. εργασία, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, ΕΚΠΑ. Ξυπνητός, Ν. (1990). Εισαγωγή στην Κωμωδία – Αρχαία-Μέση-Νέα). Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Παππάς, Θ. (2016). Αριστοφάνης – Ο ποιητής και το έργο του. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Σπυρόπουλος, Η. (1988). Αριστοφάνης – Σάτιρα – Θέατρο – Ποίηση. Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Παρατηρητής. Χρηστίδης, Χ. (1977). Αριστοφάνη Νεφέλες. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη. Γενικότερη βιβλιογραφία: Biles Zachary P, Aristophanes and the Poetics of Competition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK; New York 2011. Cartledge Paul, Aristophanes and His Theatre of the Absurd, Bristol Classical Press, London 1995. Clements Ashley, Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae: Philosophizing Theatre and the Politics of Perception in Late Fifth-Century Athens, Cambridge University Press 2014. Compton-Engle Gwendolyn, Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes, Cambridge University Press, New York 2015. Dunbar Nan (επιμ.), Aristophanes Birds, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1998. Fontaine Michael και Adele C. Scafuro (επιμ.), The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy, Oxford University Press, NY 2014. Freydberg Bernard, Philosophy & Comedy: Aristophanes, Logos, and Erōs, Indiana University Press, Bloomington 2008 [ (27/11/2016)]. Henderson Jeffrey, Aristophanes: Essays in Interpretation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [England]; New York 1980. Henderson Jeffrey (επιμ.), Aristophanes Lysistrata, Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, Oxford [Oxfordshire]; Oxford [Oxfordshire]; New York 1987. Konstan David, Greek Comedy and Ideology, Oxford University Press, New York 1995. Markantonatos Andreas και Bernhard Zimmermann (επιμ.), Crisis on Stage: Tragedy and Comedy in Late Fifth-Century Athens, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 2012. Mhire Jeremy J και Bryan-Paul Frost (επιμ.), Political Theory of Aristophanes: Explorations in Poetic Wisdom, SUNY Press, Albany NY 2015. Nelson Stephanie A, Aristophanes and His Tragic Muse: Comedy, Tragedy and the Polis in 5th Century Athens, Brill, Leiden; Boston, Mass. 2016. O’Regan Daphne Elizabeth, Rhetoric, Comedy, and the Violence of Language in Aristophanes’ Clouds, Oxford University Press, New York 1992. Platter Charles, Aristophanes and the Carnival of Genres, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore 2007. Russo Carlo Ferdinando, Aristophanes: An Author for the Stage, Routledge, London; New York 2002. Sidwell Keith C, Aristophanes the Democrat: The Politics of Satirical Comedy During the Peloponnesian War, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; New York 2009. Sommerstein Alan, Talking About Laughter and Other Studies in Greek Comedy, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2009. Vickers Michael, Pericles on Stage: Political Comedy in Aristophanes’ Early Plays, University of Texas Press, Austin Tex. 1997. Walsh Philip (επιμ.), Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristophanes, Brill, Leiden; Boston 2016. Zeitlin Froma, «Aristophanes : The Performance of Utopia in the Ecclesiazusae», στο: Simon Goldhill και Robin Osborne (επιμ.), Performance Culture and Athenian Democracy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1999, σ. 167–197.
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