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Why was ancient Greek theater important to the Greeks?
Theatre was part of religious festivals, in which they participated either on the stage or as spectators. Interestingly the farmer-warriors were happy to dance and sing the female parts in the chorus. Each day during the festivals there was a sequence of a trilogy of tragedy, followed by a satyr play and by a comedy. The function of the tragedies was catharsis - cleaning out the spirit - and the void left by this cleansing was recharged with the other two.
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well the Greek's used the sea for irrigation, trading, farming, etc.
Ancient Greeks loved sport and most cities because they could run around naked in Ancient Greece had public gymnasiums where people gathered to train and relax. The G…reeks believed that a healthy body was very important. Most men and boys practised sports every day because they enjoyed them and wanted to keep fit. Sport was a good preparation for war too. The Greek armies had to be fit enough to march long distances, carrying all their heavy equipment, and then begin the fight with the enemy. I believe the Greeks embraced the abilities of man and aspired to the abilities of gods. The challenge and breaking or building a man brought them closer as a people to their beliefs in supreme beings--as if proof of being a worthy people. Sport was important to them because they believed that it built character and gave them a healthy body as someone else has stated above!!
The plays were beginning in the morning and lasting until the evening. So there was no need for artificial lighting. The theater was more like public school for the citizens, …rather than amusement.
Trade was very important to the Ancient Greeks because the only real thing that could bring money into Ancient Greece would be olives and olive oil (and sometimes wool) but wi…thout trade there would be no income as you could trade 20 pints of olive oil for three cows and that's how the world worked back then.
The Greeks were responisble for beginning many things in civilisation, and theatre is one of them. They were the first society to create a stage (an 'amphiheatre') - out…side, with no roof, and space to seat thousands (usually around 18,000) of people. They used this forum to present plays which helped them to decide important issues with regards to politics & their government. Performances were the culmination of a festival. They divided their performances into Comedy and Tragedy. They introduced the idea of using masks into their performances, as the auditorium (seating space) was so large that those at the back couldn't see the actor's faces properly - masks were simply an exaggeration of the emotions the characters were portraying. The accoustics, however, were astounding - someone on the back row of an amphitheatre could hear an actor talking (without shouting) perfectly. Theatre created debate, and was watched by everyone that could fit it, as it was seem as a very important tool to solve problems of the day. Perhaps this aspect of theatre, essential to the Greeks, should become more important to us nowadays, as it was the reason for its creation.
Ancient Greeks value: slavery music war government(athens) gods and goddesses religions strong state(sparta) and that's pretty much it
The Gods were so important to the Greeks because they relied on the Gods for their lifestyle. They gave them a reason to believe and have faith. A base of the beginning of m…an and to answer reasons of life and the objects around them. A group of people to talk to and as they believed to receive advice.
Hermes was the messenger god so he delivered messages to the gods.
Because the greek theatre was a sacred space and the entire building was used to honour Dionysus god of wine, the vine and theatre. The theatre was only used once each year fo…r the festival Dionysia. In the theatre of Athens there were sacrifices made to Dionysus at the alter. Sacrifices were very important to the ancient greeks as it gave them piece of mind that the gods would appreciate them.
Altar in the center of the orchestra used to make sacrifices to Dionysus.
The Polis were like our major cities or national capitals to the ancient Greeks: they were the centers of trade, politics, culture, and military strength.
Partly because they were an important pan-Hellenic religious festival in honour of Zeus. Partly because they were an important diplomatic occasion, with senior statesmen from… all over the Greek world gathering during a sacred truce. Partly because the ancient Greeks loved athletic competition. Partly because it was an important occasion for artists, poets, musicians, and actors to meet wealthy sponsors and get pan-Hellenic exposure for their work. And partly because the Olympiad was the main thing other than the Greek language that all Greeks had in common (Greece was nothing like politically unified at that time).
Athena was important to the Ancient Greeks because she was the god of Athens, wisdom, weaving and heroic endeavor
No, they were not allowed to perform in theatre, only men. But a Greek man, Phrynichus, was the first man to use female characters but not actual females Hope this helps.…
the word theater in ancient greek means ear-hearing