Great Dionysia - City Dionysia
Glossary entry on the Greater or City Dionysia.
Review: Greek Tragedy, by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
Tragedy, religion (including the Dionysia), and the Greek polis were all intertwined, as Rabinowitz shows in this book on Greek tragedy.
The Greater Dionysia and the Drama
Chapter on the Greater Dionysia and Greek drama from A Day in Old Athens, by William Stearns Davis (1910).
Dramatic performances in ancient Athens were held at major religious festivals.
Tragedy vs. Drama
FAQ about tragedy as a term as opposed to "drama."
Career of Aeschylus
The number of prizes Aeschylus won may have been 13 or 28, but the smaller number may be the number he won at the Great Dionysia alone.
Great or City Dionysia
Roger Dunkle's page provides context for the Great Dionysia within the area of Greek tragedy.
Rituals of Dionysus - Great Dionysia
There were four types of festivals for Dionysus: the Great Dionysia, introduced in Athens in the sixth century B.C., the Anthesteria for drinking wine, the Agrionia, with madness and canibalistic fantasies, and "the rustic Dionysia with goat sacrifices and a phallus procession."
Dramatic Festivals and Competitions
Page by Barbara F. McManus on the competitions of the playwrights in ancient Greece. Provides terms and explains dithyrambs, satyr plays and tragedies, and comedies.