As Komo ( ancient Greek κῶμος KOMOS, festive, joyous procession especially in honor of Dionysus ') is a rollicking, ritualized procession is referred to the accompaniment of music in Ancient Greece. Musical accompaniment instruments were kithara and / or especially the Aulos.
Early mentions of the term to describe a rite with singing, dancing and music, which was not yet associated with Dionysus. Such events were independent of this until well into the Roman imperial period, but since at least the 6th century BC, the Komo is usually associated with the god. Especially the Greek vase painting depicts such scenes often, and almost always represent in connection to Dionysos Over time, the Komo is also becoming more solid part of the urban Dionysia.
In ancient times incorrectly the comedy was derived from Komo, which, however, Aristotle denied in his Poetics.
From late antiquity, there was a personification of the same name Komo.