The analysis of Sophocles' Ajax from various points of view, especially philological, dramaturgical, philosofial and literary.
H. Lloyd-Jones and N. G. Wilson, edd., Sophoclis Fabulae, Oxford 1990.
P. Finglass, ed., Sophocles. Ajax, Cambridge 2011.
G. W. Most and L. Özbek, Staging Ajax's Suicide, Pisa 2015.
Prerequisites: capacity to read ancient Greek and to understand it well; sensitivity to the psychological and literary dimensions of the tragic text; capacity to develop and judge logical and evaluative arguments.
Open to all undergraduates, and to others by permission of the instructor.