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<i>deus ex machina</i>

Chris Baldick

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Third edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199208272
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191727177
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The ‘god from a machine’ who was lowered on to the stage by mechanical contrivance in some ancient Greek plays

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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