Classical Civilizations Terms

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men's room, most important
andron
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women's room
gynaikon
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husband
kyrios
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wife
kyria
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high class prostitutes
hetairai
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well-educated slave who supervises boy's education (e.g. accompanied boy to school)
paidagogos
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teacher of letters
grammatistes
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teacher of music
kitharistes
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child-former (teacher of PE)
paidotribes
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special exercise centre
palaistra
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main room of the temple (houses cult statue)
naos
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most important religious festival celebrating Athene's birthday at the end of July
The Panathenaia
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even grander festival every 4 years
The Great Panathenaia
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a new robe woven by young women of Athens presented to statue of Athene on the Acropolis
peplos
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foreigners resident in Athens
metics
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reciters of epic poetry
rhapsodes
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200 metre-sprint
stadion
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large jars
amphoras
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every citizen was a member who voted to make new laws
The Assembly
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500 citizens selected by lot sat on this each year; they were effectively the city's civil service
The Council
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each citizen was a member of one of the city's 10 ---, each ---- had to provide a certain number of men for the council.
The Tribes
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nine magistrates/---, who served for a year and oversaw various areas of public life, including the law courts
The Magistrates
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one of the nine magistrates who served for a year and oversaw various areas of public life, including the law courts
archons
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wealthy citizen who funds a playwright for the City Dionysia, and pays for costumes, special effects, props, etc
choregos
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seating area of the theatre
theatron
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where chorus sang and acted
orchestra
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entrance pathways where chorus and audience entered the theatre
parodoi
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raised stage to the back of the orchestra
proskene
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wooden building behind the proskene used for changing of costume and storage of props
skene
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crane-like device that could hoist actors into the air
mekhane
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trolley-like device rolled out of skene , usually with a dead body on it
ekkuklema
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gynaikon

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women's room

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kyrios

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kyria

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hetairai

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