← Greek Drama Terms Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Oracle of Delphi
- a 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.
- b "dancing space," performance area, alter for Dionysus.
- c Wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays. Tragedies were usually more expensive for these people.
- d Spoken by chorus, moral of the story/words of wisdom used for closure
- e Excessive pride/arrogance
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The two parts of a choral ode in classical greek drama, sung while movement is executed, chorus sings while moving east to west deciding on two sides of an issue.
- ruin, delusion. The reckless behavior that causes the hero's death or downfall
- 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 town Oedipus was king of, the town he was actually born in. Northwest of Athens, largest city of the region
- Most important part of the actor's costume. They were simple and personalized to the character. They were also used as amplifyers
5 True/False Questions
chorus → Wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays. Tragedies were usually more expensive for these people.
Parados → Ode of entry, first scene, chorus performs
Recognition (Anagnoresis) → A change for ignorance to awareness
Corinth → These people sung, read, and told the plays before actors. Remained as omniscent narrators of plays with actors.
Sophocles → 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.