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Tragedy, Comedy, and Democracy at Ancient Athens

May 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am



The theater, both comedy and tragedy, began in Ancient Athens as part of the festival in honor of the god Dionysus. But theater also played an important role within Athenian democracy, a place where the city’s troubles and conflicts could be played out at a safe distance. Learn more about the connection between theater and democracy in Ancient Athens in this NHM Discussion.


Chicago, IL United States