The City Dionysia

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  • The City Dionysia
    • Like Cannes film festival. Playwrights would show their plays to promote them.
    • Chance for Athens to show off;
      • Its military strength, by the military cadets escorting the wooden statue of Dionysus to the theatre.
      • Democracy, As Athens was th first to come up with the system of democracy it showed this off by its democratic voting system of the judges and the plays.
      • Religion. As religion is very important in an Athenians life it is essential to have a huge festival for them (Dionysus in this case)  So having a grand festival in Dionysus' name showed off the importance of religion.
    • Why important?
      • Time off from work ! Although not for slaves as they were not allowed to attend.
      • Chanceto eat meat (Due to the sacrifice)
  • Why important?
    • Time off from work ! Although not for slaves as they were not allowed to attend.
    • Chanceto eat meat (Due to the sacrifice)

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