Dionysia

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

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From the point of view of the cult of Dionysus, the Great Dionysia festival ends with a triumphal procession and the crowning of the god.
It was first performed at the famous Great Dionysia Festival, an annual festival of immense religious significance.
He was also a notable participant in Athens' major dramatic competition, the Great Dionysia.
The city believed strongly that its poets were its moral and political ''teachers;'' during the most important drama competitions (which were held as part of the Great Dionysia, a spring festival for the wine-god Dionysus) legal cases were suspended and tickets subsidised to ensure that as many citizen-spectators attended as possible.
Niall Slater considers the civic dimension of Alcestis and its potential interaction with the pre-performance civic ceremonies of the Great Dionysia festival, particularly the parade of war orphans.
His first victory at the festival of the Great Dionysia, in which plays were presented and judged, was gained in 416 BC.
While much attention has been paid to Alcestis as the final play of its tetralogy and to its role therefore as a replacement for the more usual satyr play, essentially nothing has been said about its relations to other elements of the Great Dionysia.