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City Dionysia - Ancient Athenian Festival - Ancient/Classical History
The City Dionysia was a major state-sponsored festival, in ancient Athens, featuring dramatic competitions. In addition to the major City Dionysia, there was also ...
Chapter XXI. The Greater Dionysia and the Drama.
The Greater Dionysia and the Drama.--Again we are in Athens in the springtime: " The eleventh of Elaphebolian" [March]. It is the third day of the Greater ...
Great Dionysia - City Dionysia - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
The Great Dionysia or City Dionysia was a major Ancient Greek religious festival where dramatists presented their plays.
Study Guide for "The Bacchae" - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
Each year in Athens there was a religious and civic event that honored the god Dionysus. It was called the Great or City Dionysia. Although the festival honored ...
Aristophanes and Old Comedy - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
Comedies were performed at religious fertility festivals in honor of Dionysus, in the month of Elaphebolion, at the City Dionysia (or Great Dionysia) and in the ...
Chapter XXI. The production of a Play. - Ancient/Classical History
The intellectual feast of the Dionysia has begun. [*]In the fourth century B.C. when the creation of original tragedies was in decline, a considerable part of the ...
Dionysus - The Greek God - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
The major festival at which the competitive tetralogies (three tragedies and a satyr play) were performed was the City Dionysia. This was an important annual ...
Aeschylus - Greek Tragedy Writer Profile - Ancient/Classical History
The smaller figure may refer to prizes Aeschylus won at the Great Dionysia, and the larger figure to prizes he won there and also at other smaller festivals.
Choregus - What Was a Choregus - Ancient/Classical History
The choregus was responsible for the performance of Greek drama at the Athenian dramatic festival, the City Dionysia.
Classical Greek Tragedy - The House of Atreus
While the Dionysia festival was in honor of a fertility and wine god, either of which is usually the divine sponsor of exuberant, often drunken behavior, tragedy (to ...