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added a second actor

Aeschylus

2

author of the Oedipus trilogy

Sophocles

3

Greek drama was started at the festival for him

Dionysus

4

father of drama

Thespis

5

reduced the participation of the chorus

Euripides

6

added deus ex machina to dramas

Sophocles

7

actors were named after him

Thespis

8

added a third actor

Sophocles

9

Queen of Thebes

Jocasta

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Oedipus's two daughters

Ismene & Antigone

11

Oedipus's two sons

Polynices & Eteocles

12

brother of Jocasta

Creon

13

prophet of Thebes

Tiresias

14

city of the most famous oracle

Delphi

15

city where Oedipus was the prince

Corinth

16

god that gave the oracles their prophecies

Apollo

17

What three things did a chorus do in a Greek play?

sing
dance
comment about what just happened

18

What is the translation of deus ex machina?

god from the machine

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What are the literal and metaphorical meanings of deus ex machina?

literal- actor/actress is brought down in the air using a machine like ropes & pulls
metaphorical- when a god would go into the play and solve a problem

20

What were Greek plays based on?

popular myths or legends

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What did Greek plays not use?

scenery

22

What two things were used in Greek plays by the actors?

costumes
masks

23

Where were Greek plays performed?

in outdoor theatres

24

Describe what a Greek sphinx looks like.

head of a woman
body of a lioness
wings of an eagle
serpent-headed tail