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Headword: Tragikê skênê
Adler number: tau,891
Translated headword: tragic stage
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] scaffold raised from the ground, on which individuals styled as gods[1] used to stand and speak.
The tragedian's craft is also called [his] 'stage'.[2]
Greek Original:
Tragikê skênê: pêgma meteôron, eph' hou en theôn skênêi tines pariontes elegon. legetai de kai hê tragikê technê skênê.
cf. generally sigma 569. The present headword phrase, in the nominative case, appears, similarly glossed, in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon and other lexica; references at Photius tau407 Theodoridis. If (as seems reasonable to suppose) it is -- or stems from -- a quotation, a possible source is Xenophon, Cyropaedia 6.1.54 (genitive case). (Theodoridis cites Ruhnken's suggested link with Plato, Clitophon 407A, but the phrase used there is mhxanh=s tragikh=s.)
[1] Editors here routinely adopt Porson's emendation (in Photius) of the transmitted shknh|= to skeuh=|.
[2] See generally LSJ s.v. skhnh/ II.4.
Keywords: definition; historiography; imagery; philosophy; religion; stagecraft; tragedy
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 18 August 2007@11:04:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 August 2007@07:51:25.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 2 May 2011@03:44:26.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 15 January 2014@04:06:18.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 23 December 2014@22:50:04.


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