HUM 284 The Source: Drama and Math in Ancient Greece

An examination of the dramamtic arts and mathematics from the perspectives of the ancient Greeks. The peoples of ancient Greece utilized both disciplines as ways to process and understand their changing world.  Ulitmately they transformed both drama and mathematics, and created many fundamental elements and practices that continue to influence the modern age. We study the story of ancient Greek developments in drama and math, focusing on the history, the culture, and the detailed questions and techniques that arose in Athens, Epidavros, Delphi, Samos, and Delos and we look at specific innovations and events that gave rise to practices that remain relevant in the exercise of both disciplines today.