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The plays in ancient Greece were made up of several genres One of these genres was comedy Comedy came from two main factors the major one being known as the Choral Element which has ceremonies to encourage fertility at the Festival of Dionysus The second influence was from Sicilian mimes that performed sometime very rude performances where they would make mocking allusions to audience members throughout the show A parody is an amusing imitation that is usually a piece of writing or music that deliberately copies another work in a comic or satirical way A satire is the use of wit especially irony sarcasm and ridicule to attack the vices and follies of humankind A satyr play is a comic play that mocked a mythological subject and included a chorus of satyrs The gods of Ancient Greece were held very important to the people of those times because they believed that anything that happened to them was the result of the gods jurisdiction over them Citizenship was an important part of the society it was also difficult to obtain Usually if your father was a citizen then that gave you citizenship and the right to own land and vote for government The Oligarchy is on top then the Democracy Males Non-slaves then Natives and after that there are the Non-Citizens In the different regions and cities of Greece there were classes but in the city of Athens there was metics slaves and citizens which were the major of the population Women were not allowed to vote for government as that was left to men They were also forbidden to attend the Olympics Athens and Sparta were two allies that helped each other in the times of the Persian War these two nations began to despise each other in decades following the Greek victories of 479 BC and resentment began to arise The peace struck in 446445 which officially ended the fighting for thirty years Soon
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