from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anc. Gr. comedy, a short song in trochaic or anapestic verse, in which the leader of the chorus bade farewell to the actors as they retired from the stage before the parabasis.
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For which reason they will very often appear ready for every commation and sedition; for the wickedness of mankind is insatiable.