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  1. pathos
  2. choregos
  3. tragic hero
  4. Great Dionysia Festival
  5. anagnoresis
  1. a this person is basically a good person (not a villain or a hero) who has some tragic flaw (harmartia) that results in his downfall
  2. b 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
  3. c the quality of a play to evoke pity and fear in an an audience
  4. d this word, also known as "recognition," is the change from ignorance to awareness in the tragic hero; he/she usually recognizes some horrible event/secret and then achieves a revelation about something like human fate, destiny, and/or the will of the gods
  5. e a spring festival in which the main attraction was theater; it included the "exultation of the soul" and "dancing and screaming"

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. this was the first scene of the play (after the prologue), and it was used to provide important and relevant information regarding the play
  2. pursuit of excellence (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  3. the first person to use these (who were only male) was Thespis, and then Aeschylus and Sophocles used these as well; men who hadn't hit puberty would be the women in the plays
  4. this was a dialogue spoken by one or some of the characters giving necessary background information about the play
  5. these were the most essential part of a Greek actor's costume and they were simple, yet personalized to each character

5 True/False Questions

  1. exodosthis was the final scene of the play (before the epilogue) that was used to provide words of wisdom related to what happened in the play and what the outcome was

          

  2. chorusthis consisted of Athenian men and women; 12-15 singers and dancers who represented "the community"; they normally sang with an orchestra; Sophocles increased the size of this and made it less important than it originally was; very important part of the play; this would narrate and reflect back on the play; gives off a "unified feeling"

          

  3. antistrophethis was the second movement of the chorus in an ode (it was a response to the strophe)

          

  4. Dionysusthis consisted of Athenian men and women; 12-15 singers and dancers who represented "the community"; they normally sang with an orchestra; Sophocles increased the size of this and made it less important than it originally was; very important part of the play; this would narrate and reflect back on the play; gives off a "unified feeling"

          

  5. Corinththis consisted of Athenian men and women; 12-15 singers and dancers who represented "the community"; they normally sang with an orchestra; Sophocles increased the size of this and made it less important than it originally was; very important part of the play; this would narrate and reflect back on the play; gives off a "unified feeling"

          

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