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Flashcards in The City Dionysia Deck (18):
1

When was the city Dionysia held?

Late March/ spring

2

How long was the festival?

5 days

3

Who put on the festival?

The eponymous archon

4

How many tragic playwrights were chosen and what did they have to write?

3 chosen- 3 tragedies and a satyr play each

5

How many comic playwrights were chosen and how many plays did they write?

5 chosen- 1 comedy each

6

How were choregos’ paid?

Came from form of tax called liturgies

7

What was the pre-contest called?

Proagon

8

Where was the pre-contest held?

Odeion

9

What happened the evening before the festival?

Torchlit procession, statue of Dionysus, sacrifice

10

What happened on day 1 of the festival?

Grand procession, sacrifice, dithyrambic competition, revel/ kommos

11

What happened on day 2 of the festival?

Opening ceremony, parade of tributes, proclamation of honours, parade of orphans, presentation of comedies

12

What happened days 3-5?

3 tragedies and one satyr per day

13

What was the fund called to pay for the poor to go to the theatre?

Theoric fund

14

What was the theatre’s police force called?

Rod-bearers

15

What happened day 5?

Judging and prize-giving

16

What was the entry cost?

2 obols

17

What was the entry cost?

2 obols

18

What was the entry cost?

2 obols