Pronunciation: (stas'u-mon"), [key]
—pl. -maPronunciation: (-mu). [key]
(in ancient Greek drama) a choral ode, esp. in tragedy, divided into strophe and antistrophe: usually alternating with the epeisodion and, in the final ode, preceding the exodos.
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