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Satyr play

Brief comic play that features men dressed as goats. Typically parried mythical and heroic tales

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Chorus

Group that comments on the action in a Greek play

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Deus ex machina

Character that comes down (god-like) and resolve the issues so everyone could have a happy ending

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Agon

Scene when both sides discussed issues of the play

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Before ----- there were never more than 2 actors on stage at a time

Sophocles

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All Greek plays tend to take place in a short time

24 hours or less

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First of three great Greek tragedian a

Aeschylus

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Born in Eleusis in 545 BC

Aeschylus

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Aeschylus famous play-

Oresteia-trilogy about house of Atreus, family of Agamemnon

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The furies

Aeschylus

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Born in Athens in 496 BC

Sophocles

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Trilogy of Oedipus

Sophocles

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Ajax and Philoctetes

Sophocles

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Antigone

Sophocles

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Born in Athens 484 BC

Euripides

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Euripides famous plays

Bacchae, Trojan Woman, Medea

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Last of the three great dramatists

Euripides

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Born in 342 BC

Menander

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Writer of what new comedy

Menander

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Born in 448 BC in Athens

Aristophanes

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Old comedy style?

Aristophanes

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Aristophanes famous plays

The Birds, the frogs, Lysistrata