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Unformatted text preview: Great dionysia (lesser lenaia) March January (agricultural down time… between sowing and harvesting) Communal celebration Theater set up to engage audience. (like a rock concert) • public policy (agon debate) • farmers come to Athens proper a couple times a year… (influence thinking of farmers while here) • Athenian experience!! GO ATHENS!! Wahoo! • Athenians only can perform. Non-citizen men can watch 1. tribute from delian league 2. Then procession of soldiers, generals, and orphans of soldiers 3. Crowning of distinguished guests Tragedy works with a reversal of norms- Slave vs free- People vs rulers- Young vs old- Old m oney vs new m on ey Catharsis – lets society let out som e pressure, without exploding. Safe place to express contrary viewpoints, he althy for society Dionysus statue was taken north a nd brought back a nd put in the the at er; the procession is all mi m a shed, all s eg m e nts of society interwoven. At night, m ardi gras procession, drunken revelry, helm a shed, all s eg m e nts of society interwoven....
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2008 for the course CLAS 10200 taught by Professor Mazurek,tadeusz during the Spring '08 term at Notre Dame.

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