Ancient Greek Advanced Reading - Euripides Medea

This course is for students who have completed studies of the Ancient Greek language to an intermediate standard or who wish to brush up on previous studies of the language. We will complete a detailed reading of Euripides' play Medea, focusing on the play's language and use of myth alongside cultural and social aspects of ancient Greek tragedy. The entire play will be studied.


  • Face-to-Face


  • Tutor supplied material


  • Linguistic analysis of entire play, including lyric passages,
  • Integrated exploration of the play's use of myth,
  • Integrated discussion of cultural and social aspects of ancient Greek tragedy.


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Read and understand unabridged passages from Euripides' plays.
  2. Discuss Euripides' use of mythology.
  3. Discuss Euripides' attitude to contemporary cultural and social concerns.
  4. Discuss Euripides' attitudes towards women.


If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

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