Definition of Satyr play
1. Noun. An ancient Greek burlesque with a chorus of satyrs.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Satyr Play
Literary usage of Satyr play
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1. Greek Melic Poets by Herbert Weir Smyth (1900)
"Arion himself is a mythical personage ; and the relation of the dithyramb as improved by him to the dithyramb of a century later, to the satyr play, ..."
2. Athenian Tragedy: A Study in Popular Art by Thomas Dwight Goodell (1920)
"VI The "Alkestis" is the oldest play of Euripides preserved, with possible exception of the "Cyclops," the satyr-play. It was brought out in 438 BC as the ..."
3. The Trojan Women of Euripides by Euripides (1915)
"The second by Euripides with the Alexander, Palamedes, Troades and Sisyphus, a Satyr-play."—AELIAN, Varia Historia, ii. 8. ..."
4. Per Aspera, a Thorny Path: A Thorny Path by Georg Ebers (1892)
"Would it might be the satyr- play that closes the bloodiest of tragedies!" " Caesar has not been himself to-day," said the favorite Theocritus; ..."
5. The Greek Theater and Its Drama by Roy Caston Flickinger (1922)
"On the contrary, Aristotle is speaking only of the 'satyr-play-like origin' and of the 'satyr-like poetry' (as Theodor Gomperz suitably renders it in his ..."