4-25-11 - Tragedy Popular institution from 6 th century BCE...

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Unformatted text preview: Tragedy Popular institution from 6 th century BCE to 2 nd century CE From improvisational origins? Three actors per play, all men (plus the chorus) Funded at public expense, performed at city festivals, especially the City Dionysia Each author competing provided three tragedies and a satyr play Almost all about myth; contemporary public discourse; didactic; relationship between gods and humans Sophocles Writing plays between 468-406 Wrote more than 120 plays, of which 7 survive- 18 victories at the City Dionysia Treasurer of Athena in 443-2 Civic general with Perikles in 441/0 Appointed 'crisis adviser' in 413 Possibly a priest of the god Halon, also of Asclepius Oracles and Plagues Association of Oedipus' self-realization and the plague in Thebes is Sophocles' innovation- Athenian plague of 430-28- Plague and War Distrust of Apollo, Delphi- Delphi was a political oracle, as the Athenians well knew, yet Oed implicitly trusts what Creon says...
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