Course in Ancient Greek Theatre: A Modern Approach

E-Learning University of Athens

Programme Description

Course in Ancient Greek Theatre: A Modern Approach

E-Learning University of Athens

A Modern Approach

When we refer to ancient Greek theatre, (comedy and drama) as ‘classical’, we tend to use this term in order to denote ancient Greek theatre’s power to never stop producing reactions to people that are watching these theatrical plays and to people that still feel mentally excited when they read them.

This online course is designed carefully so that the language and the means used efficiently provide knowledge to anyone interested in ancient Greek theatre.

The participant will have the chance to meet the giants of human civilization through a dialogue with Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides accompanied by a presentation of their theatrical plays along with the importance of the Greek tragedy, a form of writing that had the ability to stare at the abyss of the human soul.

Let us think about a paradox: ancient Greek theatre is not so ancient and not so Greek.

It has the power to give us meaningful interpretations of our current reality and does not refer only to Greeks but concerns any given human being on earth.

All of the above will be analyzed further and in detail in this online course, part of the Arts and Culture category.

After successfully completing the lessons, the participant will receive a training certificate while acquiring a magnificent one time experience.

Participant Profile

The programme concerns every single human being who is still interested in finding the roots of the current social and cultural environment we call ‘western civilization’.

Programme Aims

This programme aims to make us understand the creative power and the ingenious talent of this global revolution which today we simply call ‘ancient Greek theatre’.

At the same time, these seminars will give us, (as modern western citizens), the chance to rearrange our understanding of our current social and ideological environment through the dialogue with these giants of human civilization.

The language and the means we use in our approach are designed to be accessible to any person would be interested in learning about the ancient Greek theatre, without however making any sort of intellectual or philosophical compromises.

The aims of this programme are, first of all, to introduce us to some of the most brilliant and exciting theatrical plays ever been written, secondly to make us understand the way we can approach them in order to rethink our current social condition as modern western citizens and thirdly to give us the chance to find new perspectives on the civilization we call ‘western’.

The course concerns every single human being who is still interested in finding the roots of the current social and cultural environment we call ‘western civilization’.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 10, 2018
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May 2018
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Greece - Athens
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