A.deed, act, opp. πάθος, A.Ag.533; office, business, duty, Pl.Tht.150a, R.451c; τὸ δ. δρᾶν to go about one's business, Id.Tht.169b.
II. action represented on the stage, drama, play, Ar.Ra.920, Arist.Po.1448a28, etc.; μὴ ἐν τῷ δ. not in the action on the stage, ib.1460a31; ἔξω τοῦ δ. ib.1453b32; “δ. ποιεῖν” Ar.Ra.1021; “σατυρικὸν δ.” Pl.Smp.222d (with play on 1): metaph., stage-effect of any kind, “τὰ ἐλεινὰ ταῦτα δ. εἰσάγειν” Id.Ap.35b: also, tragical event, Plb.23.10.12, Him.Ecl.1.12, etc.