Great Books I - Fall 2017

Iphigenia at Aulis

"What is the greatest sacrifice one can make?"

Reading Schedule

August 28 - In preparation for our first day, read the first half of the play.

August 31 & September 7 - Reread the play, highlighting key lines.

  August 28

Iphigenia Video

Shared Inquiry Discussion

August 31

Interpretive Question Discussion

Who is more courageous - Agamemnon or Iphigenia?

Who has the most power in this story?

Based on this play, how would the virtue of courage be defined?

What is the purpose of a sacrifice?

September 7

Bring Two Interpretive Questions

Question du Jour:  Are you doing what you want with your life?

In what way is each of the following people heroic:  Achilles, Agamemnon, Iphigenia?

What is the root problem in this play?

Who or what is ultimately to blame for the events leading to the sacrifice of Iphigenia?