to the website “The Ancient Theatre in the cycle of time”, which was designed by the Directorate of Museums of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, within the framework of the project “Design and production of educational material towards the promotion of the importance of theatre in antiquity and nowadays” (code MIS 339817).
This project is implemented in the framework of the Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning” and is co-financed by Greece and the European Union.
The Department of Educational Programmes and Communication of the Directorate of Museums, using its long-lasting experience in the field of cultural education, and in continuous and constructive co-operation with the educational community, assumed the designing and the production of the educational material regarding the ancient theatre, both in print and in digital form.
This website aims at becoming a means that will enhance the history and the timeless value of ancient theatre, from its birth in democratic Classical Athens, its evolution and revival to date.
Teachers and students of all levels and generally those interested in ancient theatre can look for information on different aspects of the subject.
In our digital library you can find additional educational material while with the interactive games you can have fun, test your knowledge and learn more.
Have a nice tour!
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Komaste.
My friends and I danced and sang in the komoi, the revels held for our beloved god, Dionysus.
The pottery painters gave me comic characteristics. Do you know what we revellers did? To honour Dionysus, we would drink wine until we were drunk and then disguise ourselves as animals, putting on animal skins and masks we made ourselves. Then we would take to the streets, laughing and singing dirty songs, dancing and teasing each other. So come with me and let’s travel to another world full of images about the ancient theatre!