Flashcards in Origin And Development Of Athenian Drama Deck (13):
Why do you have to be careful of ancient sources?
Athenians creates own ‘history of drama’
What’s a dithyramb?
Choral dance performed in honour of Dionysus, competition between 10 tribes
When and where were dithyrambs invented?
In Corinth late 7th century
What’s the first date for tragedy?
534 BCE according to one source
How many choruses did each tribe present in a dithyramb?
1 of 50 men and 1 of 50 boys
How did tragedy come about?
Thespis stepped out from a dithyramb
When was the first satyr play?
What is a satyr play?
Parody of a tragedy
What is a satyr?
Half animal/ half human mythological woodland creature
What’s the one surviving satyr play?
Cyclops by Euripides
Features of a satyr play?
Follow Dionysus= drinking, dancing, revelling, basic appetites for good drink and sex
What did satyrs look like?
Bushy tails, snub noses, pointed ears, large phalluses