What is the lasting impact of greek theater on western drama and culture?
For other uses of “Greek Theatre”, see Greek theatre (disambiguation). The Dionysos Theatre in Athens built into the Acropolis, ~3rd century BC.The Greek theatre (AE theater) or Greek drama is a theatrical tradition that flourished in ancient Greece between c. 550 and c. 220 BC. Athens, the political and military power in Greece during this era, was the center of ancient Greek theatre. Tragedy (late 6th century BC), comedy (~486 BC), and satyr plays were some of the theatrical forms to emerge in the world. Greek theatre and plays have had a lasting impact on Western drama and culture. It’s in ancient Greece that the origin of western theatre is to be found. It developed from a state festival in Athens, honoring the god Dionysus. The Athenian city-state exported the festival to its numerous allies in order to promote a common identity. The word τραγοιδία, from which the English word tragedy is derived, is a portmanteau of two Greek words: τράγος, the goat, which is akin to “gnaw”, and ῳ