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Department
Classical Studies
Course
CLST 100
Professor
Christina Zaccagnino
Semester
Fall

Description
Drama (Greek word = Action) Tragedy and comedy - Tragoidia (lit. song for the prize of a goat) = tragedy - 3 actors (more than 3 characters, with each actor portraying more than one), chorus of 12, then 15 persons  stichomythia - Themes mainly from mythology, but 3 historical plays are known (Phrynikhos, Aiskhylos) - Trilogy = three tragedies connected in subject matter - Death on stage = taboo Aiskhylos (c. 529 – 459 BCE) - Introduced the second actor - Rumoured to have fought at Marathon - Trilogy Oresteia: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides Sophokles (c. 496 – 406 BCE) - Introduced the third actor - Oidipous Tyrannos, Antigone Euripides (c. 485 – 406 BCE) - Masterwork = Medeia Great Dionysia (or City Dionysia) - tragedy, comedy, dithyramb (sung poetry) - held in March, beginning of s
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