The Great Dionysia and Anthesteria
The theatre of Dionysos Eleutherios in Athens
The Great Dionysia was held annually in Athens. The main feature
of the festival was a theatre competition. Many different plays
by different playwrights were performed and a winner was picked
at the end of the festival.
This is a chous, a wine cup given to young boys as a present
during the Anthesteria.
The Anthesteria was a great festival held in honour of Dionysos when the year's new wine jars were opened. During this festival children aged three were given their first taste of wine.