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  1. catastasis(Noun)

    In classical drama, the third and penultimate section, in which action is heightened for the catastrophe.

    Etymology: From κατάστασις.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Catastasis(noun)

    that part of a speech, usually the exordium, in which the orator sets forth the subject matter to be discussed

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to set; kata` down + to place.]

  2. Catastasis(noun)

    the state, or condition of anything; constitution; habit of body

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to set; kata` down + to place.]

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  1. Catastasis

    In classical tragedies, the catastasis 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 exordium, in which the orator sets forth the subject matter to be discussed. The term is not a classical one; it was invented by Scaliger in his Poetics. It "is more or less equivalent to the summa epitasis of Donatus and Latomus and to what Willichius sometimes called the extrema epitasis," and was first used in 1616 in England.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Catastasis

    kat-as′tas-is, n. the part of the Greek drama in which the development of the action has reached its height: (rhet.) that part of a speech which states the subject to be discussed. [Gr.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of catastasis in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of catastasis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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