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Ancient Greek Drama

Welcome to your research guide for English 9. Here you will find all the information you need for your unit on Antigone and Oedipus. Please let Ms. Ludwig know if you have any research questions!

Antigone in front of the dead Polyneices by Nikiforos Lytras

(source)

Plan for the project

Day 1: Tuesday, January 19

  • Introduction to the project

  • Assigned topics in pairs:​​

    • Golden age of Athens - Perseus, Theseus, war with Sparta
    • Role of theatre in Ancient Greece/ history of drama (4th century?)
    • Ancient Greece - political system
    • Tradition of angering the gods - house of Atreus, house of Cadmus, story of Tiresias

Day 2: Thursday, January 21

  • Research

Day 3: Friday, January 22

  • Finalize presentations (first half of class)

  • Present (30 min)

  • Choose Greek myth 

Presentation requirements

Your presentation is due on Friday, January 22 and must be between 6-8 minutes long. Your rubric is attached here.

Your presentation should include the following:

☐ Addresses your group’s overall topic

☐ Explains your group’s research question

☐ Puts your topic in historical context

            (Where does it fit into Greek history?)

☐ Reference a myth that relates to your concept

Research

Choose at least two of the following search engines OR one of the following and a book. Use the research mapping guide to record your notes.

Golden Age of Athens

Read the following article, then fill out the See/Think/Wonder worksheet.

Ancient Greek Political System

Read the following article, then fill out the See/Think/Wonder worksheet.

Greek Tragedy

Read the following article, then fill out the See/Think/Wonder worksheet.

Theatre in Ancient Greece

Read the following article, then fill out the See/Think/Wonder worksheet.

 

The introduction to our Oedipus Cycle is an essay by Robert Bagg called "When Theater was Life: The World of Sophocles" and it might be very helpful for giving you a general idea about the importance/role of theater.