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Headword: *paraskh/nia
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:
*paraskh/nia: e)/oike paraskh/nia kalei=sqai o( para\ th\n skhnh\n a)podedeigme/nos to/pos tai=s ei)s to\n a)gw=na paraskeuai=s. o( de\ *di/dumos ta\s e(kate/rwqen th=s o)rxh/stras ei)so/dous ou(/tw fhsi\ kalei=sqai.
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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