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Origins of Comedy I l p ; ¶“ is a comPany of men singing in a festive manner Markers from 4th century show City Dionysia festivaL incLuded a boy’s chorus, a men’s chorus, comedy, and tragedy 6th century B.C. Attic bLack-figure amPhora shows a chorus of men dressed as horses, many choruses of the 5th century B.C. were animaL choruses as weLL
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Theories on Origins of Old Comedy Aristotle says comedy developed from the preludes to bawdy “phallic songs” which still existed in Greece at Aristotle’s own time, frequently bawdy verses accompanied weddings Writings of Archilochus and Hipponax (lyric poets of the 7 th century and 6 th century B.C. respectively) contain unrestrained vilification and gross humor, they are literary precedents to Old Comedy Multiple theories on the origin of comedy in Greece but none have been universally accepted
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Old Comedy Old Comedy refers to comedies produced at Athens during the 5th century B.C. Aristophanes’ eleven plays are the only extant examples of Old
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