The City Dionysia

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  • Created on: 25-02-16 17:35

1. Who decided on the list of suitable judges?

  • The Boule (a council of 500 citizens) drew a list of those suitable to be judges from each of the 10 tribes. They then placed the names in 10 urns.
  • The Archon (the man in charge of running the entire festival)
  • The Priest of Dionysus (the holy Priest of Dionysus was respected by all and chose those the gods favored)
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2. What plays were performed each day?

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

3. What did the Proargon do?

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

4. Name one event of civic importance that took place

  • Citizens who had committed crimes were punished in the town square
  • 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

5. How many plays were there each day?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 4
  • 6


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