5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Tragic Hero Cycle
- 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 Pity. A plot with tragic reversal and anagnoresis best arouses pity and fear in the audience. This is the quality of evoking pity in the audience.
- c Final scene of play before he epilogue
- d Areté-Hubris-Até-Apotheosis-
- e Ascension to god-like status, enlightenment from the tragic hero cycle, wisdom gained makes one all knowing.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- ruin, delusion. The reckless behavior that causes the hero's death or downfall
- These people sung, read, and told the plays before actors. Remained as omniscent narrators of plays with actors.
- "dancing space," performance area, alter for Dionysus.
- 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.
- Spoken by chorus, setting up the scene/words of wisdom used for introduction
5 True/False Questions
Hubris → Excessive pride/arrogance
Areté → A hero's pursuit of excellence
Tragic Hero → Areté-Hubris-Até-Apotheosis-
Epilogue → Spoken by chorus, setting up the scene/words of wisdom used for introduction
Reversal (Peripeteia) → 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.