Origin of epitasisModern Latin from Gr, a stretching, intensity from epiteinein, to stretch, intensify from epi-, epi- + teinein, to stretch: see thin
The definition of an epitasis is the middle of a classical drama, where action is created that leads to the problem.
An example of an epitasis is a battle scene in a drama.
that part of a play, esp. in classical drama, between the protasis, or exposition, and the catastrophe or denouement
The middle part of a play that develops the action leading to the catastrophe.
Origin of epitasisGreek stretching, intensity from epiteinein epita- to stretch, intensify epi- epi- teinein to stretch ; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
- (ancient drama) The second part of a play, in which the action begins.
- (rhetoric) The addition of a concluding sentence that merely emphasizes what has already been stated.
From Ancient Greek ἐπίτασις (epitasis, “stretching”), from ἐπιτείνω (epiteinō, “to stretch”), from ἐπί (epi) + τείνω (teinō, “stretch”).