This is the first lecture from the Modern Scholar course Greek Drama: Tragedy and Comedy taught by Professor Peter Meineck.
In this lecture professor Peter Meineck introduces Ancient Greek drama and explains why he feels it is still so popular and powerful today. He briefly discusses the plays of the four major Greek playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. He then covers what Greek tragedy and comedy were actually like at the time they were performed in Athens 2,500 years ago.
For more information on this course or to get it on audio download check out: Greek Drama: Tragedy and Comedy.