Anicent Greece

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Anicent Greece

Theatre played a central role in Greek culture. Any polis worth living in held annual theatrical festivals in honor of Dionysus. Yet theatre would reach its apex in the Panathenaic Festival of Athens, in which the greatest playwrights competed to perform their works.This constant reinterpretation kept the Greek myths fresh and relevant. In short, it brought myth to life.

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The Greek theatre history began with festivals honoring their gods. A god, Dionysus, was honored with a festival called by "City Dionysia". In Athens, during this festival, men used to perform songs to welcome Dionysus. Plays were only presented at City Dionysia festival. Athens was the main center for these theatrical traditions. Athenians spread these festivals to its numerous allies in order to promote a common identity.

How achievement lived on in future societies

Ancient Greece

How achievement impacted that civilization


We now use plays as a way of expressing our lives. For example, the play Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy. We still use Tragedies, Comedies, and Myths today. Even though Greek plays aren’t the same as they used to be, we still love the experience of seeing a play.


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