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Unformatted text preview: prologue parodos episodes exodos The Big Three Tragedians Aischylos (Aeschylus), 525-456: earliest complete plays surviving; wrote about 90 plays innovations: actors, role of chorus, trilogy format (3 thematically linked plays + satyr play) themes: divine justice, tyranny vs. democracy The Persai (Persians) by Aischylos earliest surviving complete play (472) context plot perspective effects themes ( hybris – ate – nemesis cycle) Sophocles (ca. 495-405) innovations: actors, role of chorus, trilogy format, painted scenery themes: individual vs. society [Dillon 4.69] Euripides (ca. 480-406) innovations: diminishes role of chorus, psychological realism themes: human suffering, limitations of traditional religion, gender [Dillon 4.70-71], tragicomedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes Aristophanes of Athens [Dillon 16.13] context (Peloponnesian War) comedic inversion plot: sex strike effects perspectives gender war...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course CLA 2100 taught by Professor Marks during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.
- Fall '07