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1

When was the classical period

480-323 BC or '5th Century BC'

2

What advancements were made in the classical period, use names and terms.

Advancements in:
Art
Literature - Homer and 2 epic poems. Iliad & Odyssey
Advancements in Technology and math - Pythagoras and the golden ratio

3

What is the Fibonacci sequence and how does it work.

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13
1+1=2
1+2=3
2+3=5

4

Greek Theatre was based on

Religion and festivals surrounding Dionysus.

5

Who is Dionysus

The god of wine, drunkenness, madness, ecstasy, masks and impersonation.

6

What is Epidaurus and what is it known for

It is a small city in Greece, known for the birthplace of the Epidaurus theatre stage as well as healing temples.

7

What is so amazing about the stages in Epidaurus

The acoustics in the performance spaces .

8

What is the significance of rectangles in Greek Architecture.

Rectangles were the foundation of all the architecture in Greece.

9

What is an Eccyclema

It is a low platform on wheels that's rolled out of the skênê to bring out interior scenes into the sight of the audience.

10

What is the Machina

A basket or platform lowered from above in scenes. Was used as 'intervention by the gods'

11

What are the Pinakes

Painted panels used in the openings of the Greek plays.

12

Who is the God of Healing and what animal is associated

Asclepius, non venemous snakes

13

Who is Hippocrates, He is not a god.

He separated medicine from religion. In todays time, people take a Hippocratic oath as a pledge of service.

14

What is a Periaktoi

Rotating painted triangles for quick scene changes.

15

Characteristics of Cothurnus (costume)

6-7 inch boots
less important characters have shorter boots.
'Superhuman' nature.

16

Characteristics of Onkos (costume)

High ornate headdress
Extended masks

17

Comedy in Ancient Greek Theatre

Some comedies had gross padding in costumes.