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Sophocles

author/playwright

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Athens

ancient Greek city

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Peloponnesian War

war during Sophocles life

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Spring Festival

When the plays are shown

4

Dionysus

the god of wine, boundary-crossing, shifting, instability

5

Catharsis

a purifying or cleansing of the emotions,
especially pity and fear.

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Hubris

excessive pride; putting self above others and
the gods

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Kleos

glory

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Piety

respect to the gods, faith

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Hamartia

tragic flaw

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Peripetia

tragic hero falls from his prominent position

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Anagnorisis

recognition of the tragic flaw

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Chorus

1) Set the mood
2) Add beauty through song and dance
3) Give background info
4) Opinions of “the people”

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Tiresias

seer, fortune teller

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Thebes

the city where they live

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Dramatic Irony

audience knows, characters do not

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Paradox

???

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Eurydice

Creon's wife, kills herself because of Haemon's death

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Who is the hero?

Creon-tragic hero
~great person, noble rank
~tragic flaw
~looses something important
~recognizes wrong doing