Paraskenion - definition of paraskenion by The Free Dictionary
parascenium (redirected from paraskenion)
Also found in: Encyclopedia
, pl -nia
(Theatre) theatre a wing on either side of the stage of an ancient Greek or Roman theatre where props would be stored and actors could prepare
References in periodicals archive
43, 52, notes that a paraskenion
with an entrance into guest chambers may be implied by Alcestis 546-9, and that paraskenia might be a hiding place for Orestes and Pylades at Choe.