Mechane

A mechane (iː; μηχανή, mēkhanē) or machine was a crane used in Greek theatre, especially in the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Made of wooden beams and pulley systems, the device was used to lift an actor into the air, usually representing flight. This stage machine was particularly used to bring gods onto the stage from above, hence the Latin...
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Mechane

(plural mechanai) in ancient Greek a machine, crane; a crane used in the Greek theater to which a cable with a harness for an actor was attached and which was used whenever the plot required a character to fly (e.g., a divinity).
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