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Theatre of Dionysus: Birthplace of Tragedy

Classical Antiquity

The City Dionysia was a religious festival and celebration of Athenian culture and its pinnacle event, a competition of the dramatic arts, was held at the Theatre of Dionysus, birthplace of Greek tragedy. Seating 15,000, including dignitaries from afar, the theatre staged plays which payed homage to Greek history and mythology and provided often outspoken commentary on politics and justice. An ideal resource for students in senior Classical Studies and History courses, this video explores the cultural significance of Athenian theatre and how it spread across the Greek world.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 6 min
Series: Classical Antiquity
Printable Resources: Yes

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