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The Ancient Tragedy

This unit will allow us to consider the connections between the epic hero and its tragic counterpart.  We will begin by studying literary theory surrounding the tragedy from Aristotle's Poetics, then delve into one of the quintessential tragedies of the ancient world:  Sophocles' Oedipus Rex.

Oedipus Rex (trans. Fagles) <--this is the version we're reading in class!