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scaena (scēna) ae, f

, σκηνή.—In a theatre, the stage, boards, scene: hoc videbit in scaena: scaenae magnificentia: Vel scaena ut versis discedat frontibus, V.: columnas excidunt, scaenis decora alta futuris, a theatre, V.: scaenis agitatus Orestes, i. e. in tragedies, V.: tum silvis scaena coruscis, etc., i. e. an open space surrounded by the wood, V.—Fig., the public stage, public, publicity: quia maxima oratori quasi scaena videtur contio esse: quae si minus in scenā sunt, i. e. in public view: se a volgo et scaenā in secreta remorant Virtus, etc., H.—Prov.: tibi scenae serviendum est, i. e. keep yourself in public view.—A pretence, parade, pretext: scaenam ultro criminis parat, Ta.

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