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Lysistrata 15:36 Classified as an  old comedy Around time of performance, Athens suffered defeat in Sicily Old Comedy Genre which displayed great imagination Used cutthroat satire and caricature to ridicule public figures, politics, ideas,  trends and institutions Dialogue and action sequences rely on vulgarity to get laughs 4 th  century- old comedy succeeded by a lighter, less causitic form of comedy  that centered on  fictional  characters drawn from everyday life, rather than on  public figures, politics.  This was called  new comedy . Structure of old comedy: More or less mirrors of tragedy Prologos - Prologue that begins play with dialogue, telling the focus or theme  of the play Parados - 1) Song sung by the chorus when it enters; 2) The moment when  the chorus enters Episode(s) - Scene in which the dialogue involves one or two characters and  the chorus Agon - a debate between two characters Parabasis - An ode in which the chorus addresses the audience to express 
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