from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the anc. Gr. theater, one of two passages at the two extremities of the stage, separating the stage-buildings from the cavea or auditorium, through which the chorus regularly entered the orchestra, and which served also as entrances for the public.
- n. In the anc.Gr.drama: The entrance of the chorus into the orchestra.
- n. The song of the chorus. with an accompaniment of dancing or rhythmical movement, on entering the orchestra.
- n. An external gallery or gangway, running from stem to stern on each side of an ancient Greek war-ship, outside the bulwarks, and supported on brackets over the water.
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October 20, 2007 -- Just a few weeks ago, the GAO joined the tragic chorus singing a parodos of unpreparedness.
Just a few weeks ago, the GAO joined the tragic chorus singing a parodos of unpreparedness.
This is an adaptation of part of the parodos for Euripides' Bacchae.
Now for Priam, a chariot entry through the parodos, which always goes well.
Now Phigeleia was gone; I heard Athenian flutes receding, the singers dying away beyond the parodos, the stillness left in the heart.
Outside the parodos the cart was waiting, drawn by four oxen, with the gilded spoils of Troy.
We were still working without masks, so I could see with the tail of my eye; as I did my last exit, someone in front jumped up and made for the parodos.
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