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Headword: Epeisodion
Adler number: epsilon,2143
Translated headword: episode, addition
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
That which is introduced into plays, as an additional element and an amplification of the play.[1]
Eunapius [writes]: "and to this, as if to a great and terrible play, god added the no less serious episode of Musonius."[2]
And in the Epigrams: "the colours of chalk and the added [epeisodion] flower of rouge delight me".[3] And again: "garlic cloves and pears and pomegranates and bunches of grapes, abundant added pleasures [epeisodia] for the stomach of wine-drinkers."[4]
Greek Original:
Epeisodion: to eis ta dramata eisagomenon, kata prosthêkên tina kai auxêsin tou dramatos. Eunapios: kai toutôi hôsper dramati megalôi kai trachei to kata Mousônion epeisodion ouk elatton ho daimôn epênenke. kai en Epigrammasi: êrese gupsou chrômata kai phukous anthos epeisodion. kai authis: gelgithes k' onchnai kai rhoiai kai staphulai dapsilê oinopotais gastros epeisodia.
Notes:
See also epsilon 2144. On the term's usage see Heath (1989), index s.v. epeisodion.
[1] Same glossing in Photius and elsewhere.
[2] Eunapius fr.43.3 Blockley (fr.45 FHG); cf. delta 1498 (and alpha 4641), and, for Musonius in general, mu 1306.
[3] Greek Anthology 5.19.3-4.
[4] Greek Anthology 6.232.5-6; cf. gamma 110.
Reference:
M. Heath, Unity in Greek Poetics (Oxford 1989)
Keywords: biography; botany; daily life; definition; ethics; food; historiography; history; imagery; poetry; religion; stagecraft; tragedy
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 13 February 2001@10:06:03.
Vetted by:
Robert Dyer (added cross reference, cosmetics, status) on 7 April 2002@16:12:37.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 September 2002@04:37:26.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 7 May 2012@08:40:01.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 August 2012@22:20:55.
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