Ancient Greece

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Ancient Greece

Theatre/Poetry in Ancient Greece

Hannah Deering

Aeschylus:-playwright-born in Eleusis-alive 525 BC to 456 BC-dramatist-city's earliest tragic poet-founder of Greek tragedy-introduced 2nd actor-involved chorus in productions-wrote about 90 plays

Ancient Greek theater architecture

MASKS: -Actors often wore masks in plays-masks came from origin in the ancient Dionysian cult - the chorus also wore masks

EPICS:-narrate deeds/adventures of heroic/legendary figures/the history of a nation-2 major epics: the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey"-written by blind ancient Greek poet Homer*

Vocab used:1. Homer2. Trojan War3. Greece (Geography)

Greece*:-very mountainous-people who resided there needed to adapt to its geography*- they built in or around it-Theaters: built by carving a gaping hole into a hillside

3 MAJOR TYPES OF ANCIENT GREEK PLAY:-Comedy-Tragedy-Satyr

Plays: began at Dionysia Festival. Dionysus: the agriculture/fertility God, a patron of theatre

-Homer: put ancient Greek legends into writing-writings still have an effect on people-These 2 epics were written during Trojan War* era-The "Iliad" gives information about the Trojan War


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