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σκην-ή , Dor. σκα_νά , (not in Hom., who uses κλισίη (q.v.)).
2. σκηνὰς ἐς ἱεράς to the holy tabernacle, E.Ion 806, cf. 1129, LXX Ex.26.1, al.
II. stage-building as background for plays, Pl.Lg.817c, Poll.4.123 sqq., Vitr.5.6.1; “τῆς ς. τὸ τέγοςIG11(2).161 A115, cf. D127 (Delos, iii B.C.), 153.14 (ibid.); τραγικὴ ς. a sort of πῆγμα, such as that from which the prologue of A.Ag. is perhaps spoken, X.Cyr.6.1.54, Plu.Demetr.44, Suid. s.v. τραγικὴ ς.
2. οἱ ἀπὸ τῆς ς. [ἥρωες] heroes represented on the stage, D.18.180; οἱ ἀπὸ σκηνῆς actors, players, opp. χορός, Arist.Pr.922b17; also “οἱ περὶ σκηνήνPlu.Galb.16; “οἱ ἐπὶ σκηνῆςAlciphr.3.65 codd., cf. Luc.Nec.16; cf. σκηνικός and v. infr. 111.1b.
3. τὸ ἐπὶ τῆς σκηνῆς μέρος that which is actually represented on the stage, Arist.Po.1459b25; τὰ ἀπὸ τῆς σκηνῆς (sc. ᾁσματα), songs or odes sung by one of the actors standing on the stage (not by the chorus), ib.1452b18; “τὰ μὲν ἀπὸ τῆς ς. οὐκ ἀντίστροφα, τὰ δὲ τοῦ χοροῦ ἀντίστροφαId.Pr.918b27.
4. metaph., stage-effect, acting, unreality, σκηνὴ πᾶς βίος 'all the world's a stage', AP10.72 (Pall.); “ ς. τοῦ βίουMax.Tyr.7.10; theatrical trick, deception, J.BJ2.21.2, Hdn.3.12.3.
III. tented cover, tilt of a wagon or carriage, X. Cyr.6.4.11, D.S.20.25, Plu.Them.26; “ς. τροχήλατοιA.Pers.1000 (lyr.); also, bed-tester, D.41.11.
b. metaph., τὸν ὑπὸ (prob. cj. for ἐπὶ σκηνῆς βίον the hidden life, Luc.Icar.21.
2. in large ships, state-cabin on the poop, Poll.1.89, Palaeph.29; “τῶν συριῶν ὑπὲρ τὴν ς. οὐσῶνPHib.1.38.7 (iii B.C.); ἀποκαταστήσω [τὸν σῖτον] ἐπὶ σκηνήν ib.86.8 (iii B.C.).
IV. entertainment given in tents, banquet, X. Cyr.2.3.1, 4.2.34, etc.; “ς. δημοσίαId.Lac.15.4.
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