theologeion, theologium

A small upper stage or balcony in the stage structure of the ancient theater, on which persons representing divinities sometimes appeared and spoke.
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Esso e la Scala di Caronte che puo diventare theologeion" (Bragaglia, 1925e).
(5) Rush Rehm explains the machine as "a kind of crane used to suggest movement through the air;" and sometimes "gods and goddesses appeared on the roof of the skene-building, known as theologeion" (70).