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Headword: *tritagwnisth/s
Adler number: tau,1012
Translated headword: third-part-actor, third-part-player, tritagonist
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A term originating] from Sophocles, who was the first to use three actors and the so-called tritagonist.
Greek Original:
*tritagwnisth/s: a)po\ *sofokle/ous, o(\s prw=tos e)xrh/sato trisi\n u(pokritai=s kai\ tw=| kaloume/nw| tritagwnisth=|.
cf. sigma 815.
For this headword in an applied sense see already tau 1011.
A.W. Pickard-Cambridge, The Dramatic Festivals of Athens [edn.2, revised J. Gould and D.M. Lewis] 132-135
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; stagecraft; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 May 2011@09:42:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 23 May 2011@00:18:46.
David Whitehead (added bibliography) on 23 May 2011@04:13:40.


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