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θέα_τρον , Ion. θέητρον , τό, (θεάομαι) for seeing, esp.for dramatic representation, theatre, Hdt.6.67, IG22.1176, al.; as a place of assembly, Th.8.93, Lys.13.32, SIG976.4 (Samos, ii B.C.), Posidon.36 J., Act.Ap.19.20, etc.; θ. κυνηγετικόν, of the Roman amphitheatre, D.C. 43.22; εἰς τὸ θ. εἰσφέρειν to bring upon the stage, Isoc.12.122; τὸ καλὸν τοῦ θ. a good place in the theatre, Ael.VH2.13, cf. Alciphr.3.20.
2. collective for οἱ θεαταί, the spectators, 'the house', Hdt.6.21, Ar.Eq.233, al., Pl.Smp.194b, Com.Adesp.3D.: metaph., “ἐκάθηντο θέατρον αὐτῷLib.Ep.722.4.
4. metaph., of life, “τουτὶ τὸ θ. ὑπεκρίθημενPorph.Marc.2.
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    • Aristophanes, Knights, 233
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.21
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.67
    • Isocrates, Panathenaicus, 122
    • Lysias, Against Agoratus, 32
    • New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 4.9
    • Plato, Symposium, 194b
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.93
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 2.13
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 43.22
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