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Semester 1 English Final Greek Drama Terms Test

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  1. tragic hero
  2. Thebes
  3. Sophocles
  4. Dionysus
  5. Corinth
  1. a famous Greek author, most known for books in the "Oedipus Trilogy"; considered "the height" of Greek tragedy; his plays have lots of irony, and major themes of his plays include arrogance and the "wisdom of accepting fate"; made the actors the main part of his plays; even though he wrote 123 plays, only seven are still around today
  2. b the god of human and agricultural fertility who was deemed the patron of song, poetry, and drama; Greek drama began as a religious observance of him; the "Cult of this person" practiced rituals/celebrations for him
  3. c ancient city in Greece; Oedipus' home and supposed birthplace; powerful naval force; located approximately 50 miles west of modern Athens, on the Isthmus of Corinth
  4. d this person is basically a good person (not a villain or a hero) who has some tragic flaw (harmartia) that results in his downfall
  5. e located northwest of Athens; largest city in the region; named for its mythical founder Cadmus; this is where most of the Oedipus trilogy takes place

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. pursuit of excellence (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  2. this was the "dancing space"; it was the performing area (circular shaped) and it was surrounded by the theater and in front of the skene; there was an altar to Dionysus at the center
  3. ruin/delusion (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  4. arete, hubris, ate, and sometimes apotheosis
  5. known as the "inventor of tragedy"; in modern times actors are sometimes referred to as this-person's-name-ians; created the independent actor and dialogue; was a poet, playwright, and chorus leader himself; first person to create an acting troupe

5 True/False Questions

  1. Great Dionysia Festivalthe god of human and agricultural fertility who was deemed the patron of song, poetry, and drama; Greek drama began as a religious observance of him; the "Cult of this person" practiced rituals/celebrations for him

          

  2. choregoswealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays; one of the public services required of the the wealthy; no control over which writer's play they would finance

          

  3. skenepursuit of excellence (a part of the tragic hero cycle)

          

  4. Oracle of Delphithis person is basically a good person (not a villain or a hero) who has some tragic flaw (harmartia) that results in his downfall

          

  5. paradosthe quality of a play to evoke pity and fear in an an audience

          

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