The Acharnians and Telephus

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1. How does Aristophanes parody the costume in Euripides' play, Telephus?

  • Dikaiopolis constantly changes his costume to mock the constant costume changes in Telephus
  • Dikaiopolis disguised himself as a beggar to make the chorus pity him, like Telephus disguised himself to seek Achillies.
  • Dikaiopolis dresses as a young tanner like Telephus does at the end of the play when he addresses the audience
  • Dikaiopolis pretends to buy blood-stained clothes just as Telephus does to make him look like a murderer
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2. Who wrote Telephus?

  • Agamemnon
  • Cleon
  • Euripides
  • Aristophanes

3. What were Greek Comedies based on?

  • Spartan Legend
  • Future Events and Outcomes
  • Contemporary events
  • Greek Mythology

4. Why did Aristophanes often parody plays and characters created by Euripides?

  • Euripides had attempted to prosecute Aristophanes on the basis of copying a plot idea
  • Euripides' characters and stories were always copied from Aristophanes' plays
  • Euripides' characters were always pathetic and the language was archaic
  • Euripides' characters and plots always focused on Zeus and Thetis

5. What kind of a play is Telephus?

  • A Greek Comedy
  • A Political Tragedy
  • A Greek Tragedy
  • A Roman Tragedy


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