|agon||a set-piece scence in Greek drama where two characters who represent opposing viewpoints debste one another.|
Agones often follow a pattern where each character makes a long speech outlining their position, each followed by an interjection from the chorus and then a rapid exchange in shich the discussion collapses.
|Archaic Period||Aproximately from 776BCE (first Olympic Games) to 486BCE (the end of the Persian wars). It is called 'archaic' because it precedes the Classical Period.|
|Aristeia|| In Homer, a scence where a hero execls in battle.|
An aristeia is a way to display the hero's kleos in a concrete way.
An aristeia is often preceded by an arming scene.
In Homer, only Greek hereos have aristeiai.
|Chorus||In Greek drama, and some other types of poetry, a group of performers who both sings and dance in the performance of choral odes.|
|Classical Period|| An age that followed the Archaic Period and was followed by the Hellenistic Period. Aproximately 480BCE (end of Persian wars) to 323BCE (the death of Alexander).|
With regards to Athens, the first half of the CLassical Period is sometimes known as the 'Golden Age.