Catastasis

In classical tragedies, the catastasis (pl. catastases) is the third part of an ancient drama, in which the intrigue or action that was initiated in the epitasis, is supported and heightened, until ready to be unravelled in the catastrophe. It also refers to the climax of a drama. In rhetoric, the catastasis is that part of a speech, usually the e...
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Catastasis

• (n.) That part of a speech, usually the exordium, in which the orator sets forth the subject matter to be discussed. • (n.) The state, or condition of anything; constitution; habit of body.
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Catastasis

Ca·tas'ta·sis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to set; kata` down + ... to place.] 1. (Rhet.) That part of a speech, usually the exordium, in which the orator sets forth the subject matter to be discussed. 2. (Medicine) The state, or condition...
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catastasis

1. A condition or state. ... 2. Restoration to a normal condition or a normal place. ... Origin: G. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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catastasis

introductory part of speech where narrator introduces subject
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catastasis

part of drama with highest action; climax
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catastasis

the dramatic complication that immediately precedes the climax of a play or that occurs during the climax of a play. Compare catastrophe.
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catastasis

Type: Term Pronunciation: kă-tas′tă-sis Definitions: 1. A condition or state. 2. Restoration to a normal condition or a normal place.
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