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Tragedy
drama- major character undergoes loss but acheives new perspective
Lenaia
short celebration in January- worship of Dionysus
City Dionysia
week long event in March/April
Subject matter of tragedy
well known myths about heroes and demigods
dithyramb
ode or sung that was sung and danced by large choruses- this is from what the first tragedy developed
meanning of tragedy (goat song)
-choral ceremonies performed at the ritual sacrifice of a goat
-choral competition where goat was a prize
-billy goat singers- young men in the choruses
hypocrites
the new speaker that delivered lines linking the choral speeches
impersonation
-hypocrite would represent a hero
-choruses would represent groups of people
Thespis
-first hypocrites
- writer and choral leader
-founder of the acting profession
three tragedies and a satyr
dramatists wanted their plays to be performed at the City of Dionysia- submitted these four works to the Eponymous Archon- 3 best were performed-best tragic playwright and writer of comedy were fiven a crown of ivy and the glory of triumph
Aeschylus
added a second actor
Sophocles
added a 3rd actor, created scene design, enlarged chorus from 12-15
third famous playwright
Euripides
how many plays survived
33
catharsis
the end or the goal of tragedy