The Greeks - CITY DIONYSIA A religious and civic festival...

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CITY DIONYSIA A religious and civic festival held in ancient Athens, in the spring, to honor the god Dionysus. The festival centered around four days of theatrical competition.
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City Dionysia Archon: supervised the procession and the contests Choregos: paid for the production of the plays Didâskalos : playwright
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FESTIVAL WEEK On the night before the festival a statue of Dionysus was brought into the city of Athens.
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Day One Announcement of the topics and titles of the play. Preparation for the grand procession.
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Day Two The Grand Procession or “Pompe”
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Day Three Purification of the theater.
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Days Four, Five and Six The performance of one tetralogy per day The tetralogy consisted of three tragedies and one saytr play written by a single playwright. This was a competition judged by a panel of ten men; one from each tribe .
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Performance of five comedies. Voting.
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course ART 211 taught by Professor Zues during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Oshkosh.

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