The Greeks invented theater as escapist entertainment and civic engagement. Theater encouraged Greeks to “become more moral by processing the most important issues of the day,” through both tragedy and satire.
How do comedy and drama help you interpret everyday life and events?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry ancient Greece Noun
loosely united civilization founded on and around the Peloponnese peninsula, lasting from about the 8th century BCE to about 200 BCE.
system of organization or government where the people decide policies or elect representatives to do so.
performance or material produced to interest and amuse.
the study of the basic principles of knowledge.
work of art that makes fun of ideas and social convention through use of irony, sarcasm, and ridicule.
building or outdoor space for hosting performances.