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Agon
contest, argument or debate during a play
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catharsis
release of up pent up tension you can relax again the greek word means to cleanse
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chorus
a band of dancers and singers in a a dramatic performance. usualy consisted of 5/6 members and male orientated.
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denouement
the period between the end of the dramatic tension and the end of th play. conclusion.
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deus ex machina
crane type device used in ancient greek drama to lift gods or other characters into the air.
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eisdos
the passageway between the parados and the orchestra
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ekkulema
a device used to wheel out the bodies onto the stage.
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harmartia
a personal flaw or mistake that leads to characters downfall. for example the character 'creon' in medea.
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hubris
pride towards the gods, leading to downfall
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kleos
glory a quality valued by Greek heroes.
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metis
wisdom,counsel and cunning. a quality valued by the greeks.
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ode
song of the chorus in a greek play.
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orchestra
circular part of the stage which the chorus danced on.
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parados
a tall arch that opened onto the orchestra, through which the chorus entered. also is the name given to the first song of the play.
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pathos
quality that excites pity or sadness contributes to emotion
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peripeteia
reversal or fortune.
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scene
a long flat roofed building which served as a backround.
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soliloquy
talking without or regardless of hearers
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stichomythia
characters speaking in diologue on alternate lines
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xenia
hospitality
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catharsis

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release of up pent up tension you can relax again the greek word means to cleanse

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chorus

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denouement

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deus ex machina

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