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10 terms

structure of Greek Tragedy

STUDY
PLAY
prologue
opening scene where the background is established which usually has one or two characters in dialogue
parados
entrance of the chorus which are usually chanting lyrics that have something to do with the theme of the play
episode
modern act or scene where the plot is developed by action or dialogue of the characters and chorus sometimes playing as a minor role
stasimon
the choral ode which usually comes at the end of each episode so the tragedy is a measured alternation between 2 elements
exodus
the final action after the last stasimon, ended by ceremonial exit of all the players
epithet
an adjective or descriptive phrase that describes a noun
chorus
consists of 12 to 15 elders (men)
choragos
the leader of the chorus
ode
indicates the end of a scene and is also used to provide the chorus' response to the proceeding scene
lyric poem
verse which focuses on emotions and thoughts