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Lecture 10

CL101 Lecture 10: Athenians’ Drama Week
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Classical Studies
Course Code
CL101
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Nirmal Dass

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Athenians’ Drama Week
Drama week where all the Athenians would gather at the theater and watch
plays that were written especially for the occasion
In the morning you saw tragedies
In the afternoon you saw comedies
In the evening you see satter plays (strip plays; sex)
Helps us to understand the crucial concept of literature
Tragedy
Edy -> song
Trag -> goat
What does a sad song have to do with a goat song?
Most prominent theory was put up as a sacrifice, and designating a goat on
which all the sins were heaped and the goat was banished however we have
zero evidence of this
Dithyramb -> antiphony
o One lead singer and a chorus answering
Tragedy is an early form of singing that was practiced by Shepard’s who were
heading goats, the Shepard calling and the goat answering the call…
A lot of the songs the shepherds sing are sad in nature, usually about a loss
Anything sad meant you were singing a goat song
These became a genre, tragedy takes the structure and brings it onto stage
and elaborates the sadness in the theater
Greeks invent this art form
With this very basic structure the greeks elaborate
One important play right by the name of Aeschylus, he takes two singers onto
the stage, which allows for interaction between the chorus and singer (524-
456)
o If we read his entire work we understand his message of human
tragedy and human evil because there is an inherent weakens and
flaw in our nature, and when that weakness becomes dominate we are
headed towards tragedy
o Aeschylus is the first to add tragedy into the plot
o Agamemmnon sacrifices his daughter (virgin) to get war, before the
Trojan war. His wife kills him when he returns
This creates a lot of chaos in the city, two crimes commited,
wife kills husband and king is killed
Ability of people to overcome flaws, but if we do not overcome flaws we
achieve tragedy. We must understand who and what we are, and if we make
the wrong decisions we detroy others around us.
We need to overcome human weakness through reason of understandin who
and what we are
Aeschylus analogies being shown to us from which we can learn and
understand the city and civilization
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Athenians’ Drama Week  Drama week where all the Athenians would gather at the theater and watch plays that were written especially for the occasion  In the morning you saw tragedies  In the afternoon you saw comedies  In the evening you see satter plays (strip plays; sex)  Helps us to understand the crucial concept of literature Tragedy  Edy -> song  Trag -> goat  What does a sad song have to do with a goat song?  Most prominent theory was put up as a sacrifice, and designating a goat on which all the sins were heaped and the goat was banished however we have zero evidence of this  Dithyramb -> antiphony o One lead singer and a chorus answering  Tragedy is an early form of singing that was practiced by Shepard’s who were heading goats, the Shepard calling and the goat answering the call…  A lot of the songs the shepherds sing are sad in nature, usually about a loss  Anything sad meant you were singing a “goat song”  These became a genre, tragedy takes the structure and brings it onto stage and elaborates the sadness in the theater  Greeks invent this art form  With this very basic structure the greeks elaborate  One important play right by the name of Aeschylus, he takes two singers onto the stage, which allows for interaction between the chorus and singer (524- 456) o If we read his entire work we understand his message of human tragedy and human evil because there is an inherent weakens and flaw in our nature, and when that weakness becomes dominate we are headed towards tragedy o Aeschylus is the first to add tragedy into the plot o Agamemmnon sacrifices his daughter (virgin) to get war, before the Trojan war. His wife kills him when he returns  This creates a lot of chaos in the city, two crimes commited, wife kills husband and king is killed  Ability of people to overcome flaws, but if we do not overcome flaws we achieve tragedy. We must understand who and what we are, and if we make the wrong decisions we detroy others around us.  We need to overcome human weakness through reason of understandin who and what we are  Aeschylus analogies being shown to us from which we can learn and understand the city and civilization  Many passages sung through the flute and the aulos  Music was always present  Sophocles (497-406) o Three actors on stage o Humans fall into tragedy because they stop thinking and are governed by emotions o We are in control of destiny so you better be carful how you choose
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