Greater Dionysia

Greater Dionysia
(in ancient Athens) the chief festival in honor of Dionysus, celebrated in early spring and notable for the performance of dithyrambs, tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. Also called City Dionysia.

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  • City Dionysia. — See Greater Dionysia. * * * …   Universalium

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