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2. 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)

3. What did the Skene do?

  • It was the seating area for the poorest members of the audience
  • It was an emergency exit in case of a fire
  • Served as a backdrop, actors could change behind it
  • It was a temple to Dionysus

4. Name another event of civic importance that took place.

  • Boys whose fathers had been killed in war (educated at state expense) were paraded.
  • Boys whose fathers had been killed in war (educated at state expense) were sacrificed.
  • Boys whose fathers had been killed in war (educated at state expense) were exiled from Athens.

5. Komos was a....

  • ...a chance for the citizens of Athens to buy new slaves
  • ...opportunity for uninhibited pleasure with wine, singing and dancing
  • ...a meeting before the plays were performed to discuss the festival

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