"Periaktoi"

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"Periaktoi"


Rotating prismatic constructions located at each side of the central door of the ancient Greek theatrical stage for the rapid change of scenery. The three vertical sides illustrated representations of the plot providing nine different combinations of scenery to the play.

SOURCES: "Vitruvius, On architecture, V 7", "Pollax Julius, Onomastikon", "Isychios the Lexicographer, Lexicon"