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Headword: *diau/leion prosaulei= tis
Adler number: delta,804
Translated headword: someone pipes a pipe-interval
Vetting Status: high
This [is a] stage direction. They say that it is called a 'pipe interval' when, after complete silence has fallen, the piper plays offstage. Aristophanes in Frogs [sc. uses the phrase].
Greek Original:
*diau/leion prosaulei= tis: tou=to parepigrafh/. fasi\ de\ diau/leion le/gesqai, o(/tan h(suxi/as pa/ntwn ginome/nhs, e)/ndon o( au)lhth\s a)/sh|. *)aristofa/nhs *batra/xois.
From the scholia to a line in Aristophanes' Frogs numbered 1264 in some editions but nowadays usually removed from the text.
cf. generally Hesychius delta1417.
Keywords: comedy; definition; meter and music; stagecraft
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 January 2004@20:52:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied note; cosmetics) on 22 January 2004@03:44:23.
David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 2 July 2012@10:06:15.


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