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This Greek philosopher is also considered the first dramatic critic.

Who is Aristotle?

This historian wrote about the Etruscan and Atellan origins of Roman theatre.

Who is Livy?

In Seneca’s play, Phaedra, this sea god aids Theseus in getting revenge.

Who is Poseidon or Neptune?

This man is considered the first African playwright.

Who is Terence?

Both Seneca and this Greek playwright’s Oedipus plays are extant.

Who is Sophocles?

True or false: Actors in Ancient Rome were wellrespected.

What is false?

This is the Roman name for the Greek theatron.

What is the cavea or auditorium?

This type of Roman entertainment included women performers.

What is mime?

According to your reading, pantomime resembles this type of dance.

What is ballet?

These are two of the main reasons for the decline of Roman theatre.

What is the rise of Christianity, invasions of northern “barbarians,” or breakdown of Roman administrative structure?

While Aeschylus plays dealt with political situations, Roman drama dealt with _____________ situations.

What is domestic?

Of comedy and tragedy, which was the most popular in Ancient Rome?

What is comedy?

These are two purposes of the Prologue in Roman Drama.

What is to introduce the characters, to set up the plot, and to allow the playwright to comment on Roman theatre and drama?

Terence wrote this number of plays, all of which are extant.

What is six?

In comparing Greek and Roman tragedies, Seneca’s tragedies are much more ________.

What is violent?

Tragedies based on myths.

What is both?

Pantomime.

What is Roman?

For entertainment more than religion.

What is Roman?

In verse.

What is both?

Off-stage violence.

What is Greek?

Both Seneca and Nero died in this way.

What is suicide?

Staged naval battles were called this.

What is naumachiae?

Chariot races were held in buildings called this.

What are hippodromes?

This was the oldest and largest circus in Rome.

What is the Circus Maximus?

This gesture from the audience decided a defeated gladiator’s fate.

What is thumbs up or down?

Make your wager

This Latin phrase is used to describe those who give away significant rights in exchange for material pleasures.

What is panem et circenses (bread and circuses)?

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