5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Oracle of Delphi
- a 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.
- b Where Oedipus grew up, where he thought he was born. It is about 50 miles west of Athens.
- c Spoken by chorus, setting up the scene/words of wisdom used for introduction
- d 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.
- e By raising the emotions of the audience, tragedy purges the audience of negative emotions. This is what the resulting "purification" is known as.
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.
- Excessive pride/arrogance
- A hero's pursuit of excellence
- The reason a tragic hero falls, it is some weakness of character, some moral blindness, or some error.
- These people sung, read, and told the plays before actors. Remained as omniscent narrators of plays with actors.
5 True/False questions
Exodos → Ode of entry, first scene, chorus performs
Thespis → The town Oedipus was king of, the town he was actually born in. Northwest of Athens, largest city of the region
Skene → "tent" backdrop for orchestra, scenery, raised 2-3 steps above orchestra, a room for hiding props and changing. 1-3 doors/exits
Tragic Hero → A fundamentally decent guy who undergoes a change of fortune due to one flaw
Epilogue → Spoken by chorus, moral of the story/words of wisdom used for closure