07 Classical Greece lecture

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Classical Greece Living Creatively
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What Does Classical Mean? "Classical" means: Standard against which others are judged or  evaluated Greatest Enduring Stylistic form (music, art, etc) Stylistic period (e.g. after Baroque) Golden age of a civilization Nearly all senses of the word “Classical” can be  found in Classical Greece.
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Politics Pericles “Ideal ruler”  Created an atmosphere  where drama, music,  art, architecture, and  literature could flourish Great public works Peloponnesian Wars
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Politics Helps Creativity Weaponry is advanced Support functions develop  faster Production methods are  improved Economies boom, which  eventually support the arts Hinders Creativity Leisure time is reduced  Creative people, established or  potential, are killed Money focused on war instead  of the arts What is the effect of war on creativity? War and creativity can co-exist and creativity may  even be helped by the war, but the breadth of  creativity is reduced.
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Drama Festivals of Dionysus (God of Wine) Playwrights submit 4 plays for competition 3 were tragedies 1 was a comedy/satire Competition was fierce, the winner had a nice income for the  ensuing year and funding for the next play Method of presentation Actors with masks Chorus Acoustics are  amazingly good Themes Trojan war characters and their descendents Ethics from Heroic period
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course MFG 201 taught by Professor Terry,r during the Spring '08 term at BYU.

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