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Headword: Paraskênia
Adler number: pi,436
Translated headword: paraskenia
Vetting Status: high
Paraskenia seems to be the name for the place, by the skene [in a theater], designated for the preparations for the contest. But Didymus maintains that the entrances on each side of the orchestra are so called.
Greek Original:
Paraskênia: eoike paraskênia kaleisthai ho para tên skênên apodedeigmenos topos tais eis ton agôna paraskeuais. ho de Didumos tas hekaterôthen tês orchêstras eisodous houtô phêsi kaleisthai.
An abridgement of Harpokration s.v., generated in the first instance by the appearance of this neuter plural in Demosthenes 21.17 (web address 1).
For the skene see generally sigma 569; for the orchestra, omicron 672.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; rhetoric; stagecraft; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2000@08:20:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keywords, set status) on 19 March 2004@01:45:05.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 19 March 2004@03:43:21.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Corrected typo; added keyword) on 14 April 2007@23:52:10.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 14 July 2011@11:04:25.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 18 July 2011@12:07:38.


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