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πρόλογ-ος , , in early Trag. and Com.,
A.prologue of a play, i.e. the part before the entry of the chorus, Arist.Po. 1452b19; esp. (as in E.) monologue containing a narrative of facts introductory to the main action, Ar.Ra.1119, etc., cf. Arist.Rh.1414b20.
2. one who speaks the prologue, Luc.Pseudol.4.
3. introduction in a speech, Lib.Or.1.55(pl.), al.
II. Arith., antecedent, in ratios in which the first number is the largest, as 5:3, Nicom.Ar.1.19, Theol.Ar.13, Dam.Pr.374; cf. ὑπόλογος.
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    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 1119
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1452b.19
    • Lucian, Pseudologista, 4
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