Didascaly, Greek Antiquity [modern ad. Greek διδασκαλία instruction, teaching; in plural as in quotation. So modern French didascalie.][1]

  1. In The Catalogues of the ancient Greek Dramas, with their writers, dates, etc., such as were compiled by Aristotle and others.[2]
  2. The instruction of the chorus in ancient Greek theatre.[3]
  3. In ancient Greek theatre, the performance of a tetralogy.[4]


  • 1831 T. L. Peacock, Crotchet Castle vi. M887 70 "Did not they give to melopoeia, choregraphy, and the sundry forms of didascalies [printed -icsj, the precedence of all other matters, civil and military?"
  • 1849 Grote Greece 11. lxvii. (1862) VI. 26 "The first, second and third [tetralogies] are specified in the Didaskalics or Theatrical Records."

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary (2003)
  2. ^ James Murray, Editor (1897) A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles, Clarendon Press Oxford
  3. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica (2010)
  4. ^ August Witzschel (1850) The Athenian Stage, F. & J. Rivington, London (translated from the German, digitized by Google Books)