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What The Ancients Did For Us: The Greeks (History Documentary) - YouTube

What The Ancients Did For Us: The Greeks (History Documentary) Step back in time to discover how the world was shaped by the ancient Chinese, the Mesopotamia...
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The symposium: Athenian drinking parties (The Classics Pages)

The symposium: Athenian drinking parties (The Classics Pages) | Athenian Social Life | Scoop.it
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LacusCurtius • Greek Festivals — Panathenaea (Smith's Dictionary, 1875)

A great religious festival of ancient Athens, in honor of the city's patron Athena. Article in Smith's Dictionary of Greek & Roman Antiquities.
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Ancient Greece - Culture and Society in the Ancient Greek World

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Death, Burial, and the Afterlife in Ancient Greece | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Death, Burial, and the Afterlife in Ancient Greece | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Athenian Social Life | Scoop.it
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Theatre of ancient Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The theatre of Ancient Greece, or ancient Greek drama, is a theatrical culture that flourished in ancient Greece between 550 BC and 220 BC. The city-state of Athens, which became a significant cultural, political, and military power during this period, was its centre, where it was institutionalised as part of a festival called the Dionysia, which honoured the god Dionysus. Tragedy (late 6th century BC), comedy (486 BC), and the satyr play were the three dramatic genres to emerge there. Athens exported the festival to its numerous colonies and allies in order to promote a common cultural identity.

The word τραγῳδία (tragoidia), from which the word "tragedy" is derived, is a compound of two Greek words: τράγος (tragos) or "goat" and ᾠδή (ode) meaning "song", from ἀείδειν (aeidein), "to sing".[1] This etymology indicates a link with the practices of the ancient Dionysian cults. It is impossible, however, to know with certainty how these fertility rituals became the basis for tragedy and comedy. [2]

Martin Litchfield West speculates that early studies in Greek religion and theatre, which are inter-related, especially the Orphic Mysteries, was heavily influenced by Central Asian shamanistic practices. A large number of Orphic graffiti unearthed in Olbia seem to testify that the colony was one major point of contact.[3] Eli Rozik[4] points out that the shaman, as such, is seen as a prototypical actor influencing the rituals of early Greek theatre.[5]

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What was the social significance of the Symposium in the archaic period?

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PANATHENAEA : Festival of Athena at Athens ; Ancient Greek religion

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The Symposium in Ancient Greece | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Symposium in Ancient Greece | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Athenian Social Life | Scoop.it
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