5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- dramatic irony
- Strophe and Antistrophe
- a 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.
- b 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.
- c Sophocles built Oedipus on this, it is when the audience knows something that the character doesn't.
- d By raising the emotions of the audience, tragedy purges the audience of negative emotions. This is what the resulting "purification" is known as.
- e Spoken by chorus, moral of the story/words of wisdom used for closure
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- A hero's pursuit of excellence
- Wealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays. Tragedies were usually more expensive for these people.
- Pity. A plot with tragic reversal and anagnoresis best arouses pity and fear in the audience. This is the quality of evoking pity in the audience.
- These people sung, read, and told the plays before actors. Remained as omniscent narrators of plays with actors.
5 True/False questions
Parados → Ode of entry, first scene, chorus performs
Recognition (Anagnoresis) → A religious feast in the spring, main attraction was theater, included exultation of the soul, dancing and screaming
Corinth → Where Oedipus grew up, where he thought he was born. It is about 50 miles west of Athens.
Thespis → The town Oedipus was king of, the town he was actually born in. Northwest of Athens, largest city of the region
Exodos → These people sung, read, and told the plays before actors. Remained as omniscent narrators of plays with actors.