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Which festival in ancient Athens was primarily for comedies?



A. Homecoming
B. The City
C. The Skene
D. The Lenaia
E. The Theatron

This question is part of TCU Theater walsh exam 2
Asked by Guillealvarez, Last updated: Sep 12, 2020

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E.Evelyn

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Answered Feb 19, 2020

The correct answer to this question is option D - The Lenaia The Lenaia is the festival in ancient Athens was primarily for drama and comedy competitions. It was one of the annual lesser festivals that happen in ancient Athens. The festival took place in Athens in the month of Gamelion, which is winter, and it corresponds to January in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The festival was carried out in honor of Dionysus Lenaios, who is the god of vegetation, pleasure, wine, and festivity.

The Skene is a structure that can be found backstage at the theatre used in Ancient Athens and Greece. It is also commonly used in ancient classical dramas. Actors use the skene as a part of their play; most times, they emerge or speak from there. Costumes were also stored there. The theatron refers to the seating area of ancient Greek theatre. It could hold thousands of people.

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C.Charlotte

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Answered Feb 05, 2020

D is the answer to this question. The festival is called “The Lenaia.” One of the main things that make this different from all the other festivals is that dramatic competitions should be done in honor of Dionysus Lenaios. According to the story, this was the time when he was able to remove himself from the thigh of Zeus.

He was able to get out of the Underworld. The myth says that Dionysus was conceived around late February. He was first grown in the womb of his mother, but his mother was struck down by Zeus, so Zeus recovered him and placed him on his thigh.

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guillealvarez92

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Answered Nov 16, 2017

The Lenaia
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