Vocab list 4 & Greek drama vocab

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auspicious

favorable; promising; encouraging

scavenging

searching; digging; collecting

pious

religious; faithful; divine; godly

lithe

agile; flexible; graceful

carrion

corpse; carcass; putrefying flesh

eddy

whirling current; whirlpool; maelstrom

sated

full; gorged; satisfied

meddling

nosy; officious; interfering

marshaled

arranged; organized; lined up; gathered

swagger

strut; parade; saunter; sashay

dithyrambs

songs and hymns sung by large choruses

orchestra

"dancing place" most of the dramatic action takes place

skene

low building behind the orchestra used for changing and as a background

proskenion

area in front of the skene used for some dramatic action

akkyklyma

a rolling platform on which scenery could be moved

makena

a crane that could drop or raise backdrops and players onto the stage

prologue

beginning of a play

parodos

entrance of the dancing and singing chorus

episodes

acts in which the central characters and chorus interact

odes

the chorus reiterates the plot and themes

catastrophe

"down turn" of the play

exodus

final song

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