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He was still grinning, but now the grin had become set, satyric, hideous.

And here it will be proper to give the definition of the Greek satyric poem from Casaubon, before I leave this subject.

At the same time special pieces for the traditional tragic chorus were retained, and these received the name of satyric dramas.

All the rest is obscure, except that we have reason to believe that Chœrilus excelled in the satyric drama.

The festival culminated in the production of tragedies, comedies and satyric dramas in the great theatre of Dionysus.

Suggestions of the animal dance occur in the satyric plays of the Greeks.

But the plot of this Satyric or Silenic drama has been detected, and you must not allow him, Agathon, to set us at variance.

They are either mythological travesties (resembling the satyric drama of Athens) or character comedies.

Our Hans Andersen is too weak in the wrist, has not arm strong enough "to crack the satyric thong."

The Cyclops, of uncertain date, is the only extant example of a satyric drama.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin satyricus, from Greek satyrikos "pertaining to a satyr or satyrs," from satyros (see satyr).

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