5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Reversal (Peripeteia)
- a Great, famous author, considered the height of Greek tragedy. Held the jobs of soldier, general, and government official in his life. Built his stories on dramatic irony. Hated arrogance, common theme of his was to accept your fate.
- b Spoken by chorus, setting up the scene/words of wisdom used for introduction
- c The change in fortune that the tragic hero experiences from the beginning of the play to the end. OR when a situation seems to be developing in one direction then suddenly "reverses" into another.
- d Final scene of play before he epilogue
- e Wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays. Tragedies were usually more expensive for these people.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Ode of entry, first scene, chorus performs
- Patron of song, poetry, and drama. God of fertility. Cults dedicated to him performed activities such as going on hysterical rampages, ritual sacrifice, having orgies, and getting drunk. Greek Drama began as a religious observance in honor of him.
- The most important shrine in Greece. It was thought of as the center of the universe. Apollo's spirit inhabited this, people came to ask the pythea about the future.
- ruin, delusion. The reckless behavior that causes the hero's death or downfall
5 True/False questions
Areté → A hero's pursuit of excellence
Hubris → The town Oedipus was king of, the town he was actually born in. Northwest of Athens, largest city of the region
Greek actors → First to use these was Thespis and later Sophecles. Only men.
Corinth → These people sung, read, and told the plays before actors. Remained as omniscent narrators of plays with actors.
Greek Actor's Mask → Most important part of the actor's costume. They were simple and personalized to the character. They were also used as amplifyers