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Headword: Χορός
Adler number: chi,410
Translated headword: chorus, orchestra
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] both the choral dancers and the place [where they perform]. Homer [says]: "in [it] he decorated a dancing-floor". [That is, a place] in which the body of choral dancers [would perform].[1]
And [there is] a saying: "a tragic chorus [is drawn] from 15 persons, a comic chorus from 24 persons."[2]
Greek Original:
Χορός: καὶ οἱ χορευταί, καὶ ὁ τόπος. Ὅμηρος: ἐν δὲ χορὸν ποίκιλλεν. ἐν ᾧ τὸ σύστημα τῶν χορευτῶν. καὶ παροιμία: χορὸς τραγικὸς ἐξ ιε# προσώπων, χορὸς κωμικὸς ἐξ κδ# προσώπων.
[1] Homer, Iliad 18.590, and scholia on this verse.
[2] Scholion on Aristophanes, Knights 589. (Not proverbial, despite this billing.)
Keywords: architecture; comedy; daily life; definition; epic; meter and music; proverbs; stagecraft; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 July 2003@02:17:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note 2 and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 July 2003@05:11:29.
David Whitehead on 12 November 2013@08:11:46.


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