Franklin &  Marshall College Library

CLS 230: Greek Tragedy

Possible Research Topics

The role of tragedy in the formation of the Athenian ideas of citizenship.

Compare staging Greek tragedies for an Athenian audience versus a modern audience settings, props, costumes, language. Who was in the audience?

Social classes as depicted in Greek plays slaves, foreigners. The depiction of non-Athenians in Greek tragedy.

Women and tragedies, depictions of women, gender issues.

Or, a topic of your choosing....

Print Resources

Encyclopedia of Religion
Ref. BL 31 .E46 1986

The Oxford classical dictionary
Ref DE 5 .O9 1996

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Ref ML 100 .N48

Grove Art Online
Ref N 31 .D5 1996

A new companion to Greek tragedy
Ref PA 31 .B76 1983

The Oxford companion to classical literature
Ref PA31 .H69 1989

Greek literature (Cambridge history of classical literature series)
Stacks PA3052 .G73 1985

Latin literature (Cambridge history of classical literature series)
Stacks PA6003 .L3

Hint: take a look at the PA 3000 area in the Mezzanine stacks

Online Resources

Library Catalog
Choose Keyword. Be aware of Subject Headings in selected item records, they may link to other good choices.

Grove Art Online
Online version of the 34-volume text covering all forms of the visual arts from prehistory to the 1990s. Includes 41,000 articles and 10,000 color images.

Grove Music Online
Online version of the New Grove Dictionary of Music, this online resource is updated quarterly and is considered to be the premier authority on music.

Iter, meaning 'a journey' or 'a path' in Latin, is a growing database to books and journals dealing with the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).

A full-text collection of core journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Mathematics. Coverage begins with the first issues of a publication, and continues until the early to mid-1990s.

Project Muse
Searchable access to full-text scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics.

Historical Abstracts
Comprehensive historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the U.S. and Canada).

Perseus Project
"Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible."

Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World
Materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world.

Information about Ancient Greek theater.

Berkeley: Recreating The Theater of Dionysus in Athens
On the Theater of Dionysus, and on ancient stagecraft.

Classics Technology Center
An educator's guide to Tuft's Perseus Project.

Last updated: 1/1/04 ag, contact Andy Gulati for assistance, 291-4261