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an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)


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Laispodias was also mocked as warlike in Phrynichus, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] K-A 17, a play produced at the city Dionysia in 414 BC, at the same festival as the Birds.
Connor, who argues that the City Dionysia was inaugurated after Athens' transition to democracy, around 508BCE.
The various festivals promoted communal solidarity and identity (93-105): the Panathenaia (94-95), the City Dionysia (95-96), the Carneia (96), the Thesmophoria, Adonia and Agrionia (96-98), the rural Dionysia (99).
Foster adduces the felicitous ending of The Oresteia and the existence of the satyr play as evidence for this big claim, but the happy ending of The Eumenides was not paradigmatic and the satyr play was a relatively late addition to the City Dionysia.