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1

Why do you have to be careful of ancient sources?

Athenians creates own ‘history of drama’

2

What’s a dithyramb?

Choral dance performed in honour of Dionysus, competition between 10 tribes

3

When and where were dithyrambs invented?

In Corinth late 7th century

4

What’s the first date for tragedy?

534 BCE according to one source

5

How many choruses did each tribe present in a dithyramb?

1 of 50 men and 1 of 50 boys

6

How did tragedy come about?

Thespis stepped out from a dithyramb

7

When was the first satyr play?

501 BCE

8

What is a satyr play?

Parody of a tragedy

9

What is a satyr?

Half animal/ half human mythological woodland creature

10

What’s the one surviving satyr play?

Cyclops by Euripides

11

Features of a satyr play?

Follow Dionysus= drinking, dancing, revelling, basic appetites for good drink and sex

12

What did satyrs look like?

Bushy tails, snub noses, pointed ears, large phalluses

13

How many tragic playwrights are we aware of?

50