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Where was the birthplace of drama in the 6th century?
Athens
Who was the father of drama?
Thespis
Name the 6 qualities of a tragic hero
High social status
character flaw
reversal of fortune
profound suffering
gain wisdom
lost all
Which playwrite had 2 characters?
Aeschylus
Which playwrite had 3 characters?
Sophocles
which playwrite mocked the gods and showed irrational behavior of men and women?
Euripedes
What was the viewing area in a greek theater called?
theatron
what were the aisles in a greek theater called?
parados
what is the scenery in a greek theater called?
Skene
What is dramatic irony?
when the audience knows what the actors dont!
What are common themes in a greek story?
Quest for identity
Moral responsibility
Human will vs. fate
Abusive power
Innocence vs. guilt
What are the 4 parts of a greek play?
Prologue
Parados
Scenes and odes
Exodus
Who is Creon in relation to Oedipus?
Brother
Who is Chorages?
Voice of the common man
Who were Oedipus' daughters?
Antigone and Ismene
What is the main extended metaphor throughout the whole Oedipus play?
compares Thebes to a ship
Why is Creon Oedipus' opposite?
He needs all the facts and likes to keep things private
What stopped the people of Thebes from killing the killer of Lauis?
The Sphinx
what was Oedipus' curse on the one who killed Lauis?
evil and wretchedness
What makes Teiresias tell Oedipus what will happen?
Oedipus blames the killing on him
why wouldn't Creon try to take over Oedipus' role as king?
No money to bribe and would not kill Oedipus

He also doesnt want repsonsibility
When does the Choragos/Chorus start to doubt Jocasta and Oedipus?
When they say they dont believe in the soothsayers
How many men were with Lauis when he was killed?
5
What does Oedipus blind himself with?
Jocasta's broaches
Who does Oedipus blame for this tragedy?
Apollo!