from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A machine in the Greek theater which in some way disclosed an interior to the spectators, as in the murder scene of the “Agamemnon” of Æschylus.

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  • noun A wheeled device used in ancient Greek plays, that could be rolled out to view, which portrayed a tableaux.


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  • That's the man they are bringing out yonder on the eccyclema.

    The Thesmophoriazusae 2000

  • [Agathon appears on the eccyclema, softly reposing on a bed, clothed in a saffron tunic, and surrounded with feminine toilet articles.]

    The Thesmophoriazusae 2000

  • [The eccyclema turns and presents the interior of the house.

    The Acharnians 2000


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