The City Dionysia

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1. Who was a choregos?

  • A sponsor for a production, would be a wealthy citizen
  • A member of the chorus, the lead member
  • A famous actor who has his name inscribed on the Dionysus statue
  • A famous lyre player
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2. What did the judges swear?

  • An oath of impartiality
  • To not drink any wine and get drunk
  • Not to kill anyone
  • To be rigerous

3. Name one event of civic importance that took place

  • Names of citizens who had got special crowns for their civic duties were annonced
  • The shops would hold a big market for all the foreigners to buy goods
  • Citizens who had committed crimes were punished in the town square

4. What did the Proargon do?

  • Let the actors practice on the stage
  • Publicised the plays in advance of their performance.
  • It was a chance for men to demonstrate their manliness by seeing who could throw the javelin the furthest
  • Showed off the actor's costumes

5. What plays were performed each day?

  • 3 tragedies, 1 comedy and 1 satyr
  • 3 tragedies and 1 comedy
  • 6 tragedies


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