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2. 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

3. Before the contest began the Archon...

  • ...sacrified a young heifer and sprinkled the blood in a circle in the Orchestra
  • ...drew out one name from each urn/tribe from the ten urns. These would then be the 10 judges.
  • ...officially declared the festival open
  • ...rang the sacred bell

4. Who else was at the Procession?

  • The King of Athens
  • Dionysus, Zeus, Athene
  • Citizens, noble maidens, metics, choregoi
  • The Priest of Dionysus accompanied by his slaves

5. How was the theatre purified?

  • A young heifer was killed and its blood poured
  • A suckling pig was killed and its blood poured
  • A slave was killed and their blood poured

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