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Ancient Greek Plays

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Breanna Sanchez

on 21 January 2015

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Transcript of Ancient Greek Plays

Comedy was also an important part of ancient Greek theatre. Comedy plays were derived from imitation; there are no traces of its origin. Aristophanes wrote most of the comedy plays. Out of these 11 plays survived
Comedy Plays
Greek plays started as a way to honor their gods. A god named Dionysus was honored with a festival called 'City Dionysus". In Athens, atheist men sang songs to welcome Dionysus. Plays where only presented at 'City Dionysus" festival.
City Dionysus
Aeschylus is the founder of tragic plays in ancient Greece. He was born in the city of Eleusis near Athens. He was a Greek dramatist the earliest of the city's great tragic poets. In 456BC he was a Greek dramatist. He died in 525BC.

Theater buildings where called a theatron. The theaters where big, open air
Ancient Greek Plays
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