''Ekkyklima'' and ''exostra''

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''Ekkyklima'' and ''exostra''


Two mechanisms which are often confused by the ancient writers and often involve either a low-wheeled vehicle for transporting the dead, objects, etc. on stage (the first) or a low rotating platform (around the axle) of half-circular form for the rapid emergence and change of the interior scene (the second) precursor of modern rotating stages on a wagon.

SOURCES: "Pollax Julius, Onomastikon", "Isychios the Lexicographer, Lexicon"