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Meaning of "parabases" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PARABASES

parabases  [pəˈræbəˌsiːz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PARABASES

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Parabases is a noun.
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WHAT DOES PARABASES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Parabasis

In Greek comedy, the parabasis is a point in the play when all of the actors leave the stage and the chorus is left to address the audience directly. The chorus partially or completely abandons its dramatic role to talk to the audience on a topic completely irrelevant to the subject of the play. For example, in the play The Wasps by Aristophanes the first parabasis is about Aristophanes' career as a playwright to date, while the second parabasis is shorter, and contains a string of in-jokes about local characters who would be well known to the ancient Athenian audience. A parabasis usually consists of three songs alternating with three speeches in the order S-s-S-s-S-s. The first speech often ends with a passage which is to be rattled off very quickly. The parabasis is exclusively a feature of Old Comedy, and after the parabasis was abandoned the role of the chorus declined.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PARABASES


anabases
əˈnæbəˌsiːz
anamorphoses
ˌænəˈmɔːfəˌsiːz
anthraces
ˈænθrəˌsiːz
boraces
ˈbɔːrəˌsiːz
catabases
kəˈtæbəˌsiːz
catalyses
kəˈtæləˌsiːz
diastases
daɪˈæstəˌsiːz
iconostases
ˌaɪkəʊˈnɒstəˌsiːz
katabases
kəˈtæbəˌsiːz
mesothoraces
ˌmɛsəʊˈθɔːrəˌsiːz
metatheses
mɛˈtæθəˌsiːz
metathoraces
ˌmetəˈθɔːrəˌsiːz
myiases
ˈmaɪəˌsiːz
pityriases
ˌpɪtəˈraɪəˌsiːz
prothoraces
prəʊˈθɔːrəˌsiːz
schistosomiases
ˌʃɪstəsəʊˈmaɪəˌsiːz
telangiectases
tɪˌlændʒɪˈektəˌsiːz
thoraces
ˈθɔːrəˌsiːz
trichomoniases
ˌtrɪkəʊməˈnaɪəˌsiːz
urolithiases
ˌjʊərəʊlɪˈθaɪəˌsiːz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PARABASES

parabaptism
parabasis
parabema
parabematic
paraben
parabiosis
parabiotic
parabiotically
parablast
parablastic
parable
parablepsis
parablepsy
parableptic
parabola
parabolanus
parabole
parabolic
parabolic aerial
parabolical

WORDS THAT END LIKE PARABASES

amoebiases
babesiases
bacteriostases
bases
crases
emphases
entases
homeostases
homoeostases
hypostases
kinetic theory of gases
Manases
metastases
misemphases
oases
onchocerciases
periphrases
protases
reemphases
toxocariases

Synonyms and antonyms of parabases in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Parabase
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parabases
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Trends of use of parabases

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PARABASES»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PARABASES» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PARABASES»

Discover the use of parabases in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to parabases and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Aristophanes the Democrat: The Politics of Satirical Comedy ...
First of all, only five parabases (those of Ach., Knights, Clouds, Wasps and Peace ) purport to be representing — directly or indirectly — the author's own views. The parabases of Birds, Thesmophoriazusai, and Frogs are all made in the ...
Keith Sidwell, 2009
2
A Companion to Greek Rhetoric
... Wasps 1030–1036, Peace 739–748, 752–759, Clouds 537–559). Every one of the five parabases from Acharnians to Peace, including the later second version of Clouds, fashions itself as the poet's self- defense either against attacks by his ...
Ian Worthington, 2010
3
The Clouds
A comparison of the Parabases of the Achar- nians, Knights, Clouds and Wasps will illustrate this. It is not therefore likely that in the case of those against whom his main attacks were made, Cleon for instance and Socrates, he speaks of them  ...
Aristophane, William Charles Green, 1868
4
Cratinus and the Art of Comedy
410s, the evidence suggests that a number of main parabases, not only the extant ones from Birds and thereafter but much earlier, were not poet-centred. Fr. 105 from Cratinus' Malthakoi (before 422/1 BC) almost certainly comes from the ...
Emmanuela Bakola, 2009
5
Aristophanes: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
For the parabases, Imperio 2004 and Totaro 2000 (for double parabases) offer detailed examinations. Hubbard 1991 has a broader interpretation of the function of the parabasis in Aristophanes, while Sifakis 1992 provides a model for the ...
Oxford University Press, 2010
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Clouds:
As with the agon, a formal pattern can be detected, although Aristophanes' parabases vary from comedy to comedy. The full structure is best found in the parabases of Clouds, Wasps, and Birds. I will use the first as a model: [a] song, often ...
Aristophanes, Peter Meineck, 2000
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Aristophanes 1: Clouds, Wasps, Birds:
As with the agon, a formal pattern can be detected, although Aristophanes' parabases vary from comedy to comedy. The full structure is best found in the parabases of Wasps and Birds. I will use the former as a model: [a] song, often directed to ...
Aristophanes, Peter Meineck, 1998
8
No Laughing Matter: Studies in Athenian Comedy
First and foremost we need to be much more circumspect about taking the parabasis (esp. Clouds 520-5) to heart. As Major has argued, it shares features and tone with a number of other Aristophanic parabases.30 As a general rule, again, ...
C.W. Marshall, George Kovacs, 2012
9
Aristophanes: An Introduction
The topics discussed in parabases are hugely diverse: we learn about Aristophanes' rivalries with Cleon in the parabases of all five plays from the 420s, for example, and we are also offered views on other comic poets (e.g. in Clouds and ...
James Robson, 2013
10
Aristophanes: An Author for the Stage
Who knows, the hypothetical rhythm of music apart, whether timeacceleration during the parabasis was indicated in some way at the resumption of the stage- action? It is certainly true that after the major parabases in which time is accelerated ...
Carlo Ferdinando Russo, 2002

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Parabases [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/parabases>. May 2019 ».
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