Lexicon:Deus ex machina

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Citation: deus ex machina
Language: Latin
References: Post Captain, pages 461, 462
The Reverse of the Medal, page 258
Meaning: a god from the overhead crane


Refers to the practice in ancient drama of all problems being finally resolved by the appearance of a God, lowered in on a crane (Greek mechane) from what we now call the Fly Tower, or Flies, above the visible stage area.

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