（θυμελικοί). The chorus in the Greek theatre, so called
from the dance around the thymelé (q.v.).
The word is opposed in meaning to σκηνικοί, the regular
actors who performed on the stage (Vitruv. v. 7, 2).
Harry Thurston Peck. Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. New York. Harper and Brothers. 1898.
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