Antigone Supplement and Lesson: THE TROJAN WOMEN


In this supplement-lesson students examine war from the losers’ perspective. The lesson fosters empathy as students objectively examine the tragedy of war and its aftermath through the lens of Euripides’ play The Trojan Women. This supplement also compares Athenian behavior at Melos to the Greeks’ treatment of the Trojans. This topic is further explored in the NEXUS supplement “Athens’ Hubris.”



This Antigone Supplement is designed for students to use online.

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