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Ancient Greek Culture: Storytelling and Oral Presentation

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Ancient Greek Culture: Storytelling and Oral Tradition by Ali, Chelsea, and Shomik What is it? Storytelling is and has always been a way of
passing on a society's customs and beliefs from
one generation to the next. It is one of the oldest
existing art forms. Importance! Storytelling kept cultures alive before the written language was made. It was a unique way that provided entertainment for listeners and allowed a way for their customs and stories to be passed on to the next generation. Types of Oral Tradition Oral Song (Dimotika tragoúdia) Karagiozis Oral Songs! folk poetry
folk songs
demotic songs
Acritic Songs
Songs that told a story
eventually written down HISTORY LESSON! Acritic Songs heroic poetry
were created during the Byzantine Empire in 9th century
are about guards defending the frontier from the Arabs
eventually got written down
Digenis Acritas
Defeat of Greece in Greco-Turkish War affected Acritic Songs Karagiozis Greek shadow puppet theater
named after Karagiozopaihtis (puppeteer)
music, acting, with traditional folklore Karagiozis borrowed from Ottoman Empire
Greek culture recreated shadow theater
shadow puppet theater's creation is unknown
flourished from 1915-1950 3 Main Types History comedies about everyday life
fairy tales/ folklore
heroic themes Ancient Greeks loved Stories Effect of Storytelling on Culture In Dark Ages, some people became storytellers, or as they called it then, bards Storytellers went town to town, telling stories Everybody knew stories BECAUSE OF STORYTELLERS, THE GREEKS DEVELOPED A COMMON LANGUAGE 3 Types of Stories Fables
Legends
Myths Fable: The Stories of Aesop Legend: Story of the Trojan Horse There are many myths about gods and goddesses Bibliography: THE END!!!! "Ancient Greek Theatre." Greek Theatre. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://ancientgreece.com/s/Theatre/>.

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