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  1. tragic hero
  2. Thespis
  3. Dionysus
  4. pathos
  5. peripeteia
  1. a the quality of a play to evoke pity and fear in an an audience
  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 this word, also known as "reversal," is the reversal of a situation (i.e. from good to bad or bad to good)
  4. d 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. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. this was a dialogue spoken by one or some of the characters that was used to bring the play to a close
  2. this, also known as a "tragic flaw," is the tragic hero's flaw or mistake that results in his downfall (it's usually hubris)
  3. 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. this was the second movement of the chorus in an ode (it was a response to the strophe)
  5. wealthy 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

5 True/False questions

  1. Oracle of Delphimost important shrine in Greece; it was thought to be the center of the universe; it was a shrine to Apollo, the god of prophecy, music, poetry, light, and dance; plays an important role in the Oedipus trilogy; the oracle, who Apollo's spirit was thought to inhabit, would usually answer questions in riddles or in very cryptic ways

          

  2. anagnoresisthe purging of negative emotion in an audience by raising emotions

          

  3. masksthese were the most essential part of a Greek actor's costume and they were simple, yet personalized to each character

          

  4. orchestrathis 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

          

  5. prologuethis was a dialogue spoken by one or some of the characters that was used to bring the play to a close

          

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