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Headword: *)epeiso/dion
Adler number: epsilon,2144
Translated headword: episode, addition
Vetting Status: high
That which is inserted into the play for the sake of laughter, though it is outside the subject-matter. But catachrestically,[1] every matter that is outside the question at issue.
Greek Original:
*)epeiso/dion: to\ ei)sfero/menon tw=| dra/mati ge/lwtos xa/rin, e)/cw th=s u(poqe/sews o)/n. kataxrhstikw=s de\ to\ e)cagw/nion a(/pan pra=gma.
Same material in several other lexica; and see already epsilon 2143.
[1] By a misuse of language (an adverb employed 35 times in the Suda). For the broader sense see e.g. Polybius 2.35.5 with Walbank's note.
Keywords: comedy; definition; historiography; stagecraft
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 13 February 2001@10:08:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 13 September 2002@04:44:53.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 8 October 2012@07:56:53.


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