The City Dionysia

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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 did choregoi pay for?

  • Salaries, costumes ,training, hire musicians
  • Nothing
  • A sacred bull to be sacrificed on the Alter of Dionysus

3. How many playwrights were chosen to submit 3 tragedies each?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6

4. What did the judges swear?

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

5. What happened to judge the playwrights?

  • An assembly was held to review the festival, Archons might be praised or critisied
  • Each judge wrote his order of merit on a stone tablet, the Archon drew 5, the verdict was decided on the order of merit on these 5 tablets
  • An ivy wreath was given to the best choregos, a bronze tripod to the best poet


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