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Vocab list 4 & Greek drama vocab

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auspicious
favorable; promising; encouraging
scavenging
searching; digging; collecting
pious
religious; faithful; divine; godly
lithe
agile; flexible; graceful
carrion
corpse; carcass; putrefying flesh
eddy
whirling current; whirlpool; maelstrom
sated
full; gorged; satisfied
meddling
nosy; officious; interfering
marshaled
arranged; organized; lined up; gathered
swagger
strut; parade; saunter; sashay
dithyrambs
songs and hymns sung by large choruses
orchestra
"dancing place" most of the dramatic action takes place
skene
low building behind the orchestra used for changing and as a background
proskenion
area in front of the skene used for some dramatic action
akkyklyma
a rolling platform on which scenery could be moved
makena
a crane that could drop or raise backdrops and players onto the stage
prologue
beginning of a play
parodos
entrance of the dancing and singing chorus
episodes
acts in which the central characters and chorus interact
odes
the chorus reiterates the plot and themes
catastrophe
"down turn" of the play
exodus
final song