antefact

an´te`fact`

    (ăn`tė`făkt`)
n.1.Something done before another act.
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Ariosto rakes up hints from Boiardo to write the antefact of Lucina's danger as a variation on Odysseus's encounter with Polyphemus: Boiardo's Orco has no eyes, as against one (3.