The size of the tragic chorus

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The tragic (and satyric) chorus throughout the fifth century B.C. was composed of twelve members. The tradition according to which the number was increased to fifteen is based on a mistaken understanding of the increase in the number of actors to three, which brought the total number of performers to fifteen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-254
Number of pages22
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


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  • Classics

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