Ancient Greek Advanced 2 - Online WEA Sydney

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This course is for students who have completed studies of Ancient Greek language to an intermediate standard or who wish to brush up on previous Greek language studies. We will read extracts from Euripides' Medea examining the techniques of Ancient Greek drama in its social and cultural contexts. We will also read extracts from Lysias' speech Against Eratosthenes as an example of the importance of rhetoric to Ancient Athenian society.


  • Online


  • Lysias: Five Speeches: 1, 12, 19, 22, 30. Edited with Introduction, Commentary and Bibliography by M. J. Edwards. 1999 Bristol Classical Press
  • Euripides, Medea, Greek Text with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary Edited by Geoffrey Steadman. 2015.

Both texts can also be found online at


  • Linguistic reading of both the speech 12 and the play.
  • Integrated discussion of the speech's structure and the play’s myth, in social and cultural contexts.


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

  1. Read and understand unabridged passages of Euripides’ play.
  2. Discuss the social and cultural contexts of ancient Greek tragedy.
  3. Read and understand Lysias' speech 12.
  4. Discuss court procedures and cultural practices in Ancient Athens.