|1.||in ancient Greek drama|
|a. the second of two movements made by a chorus during the performance of a choral ode|
|b. the second part of a choral ode sung during this movement|
|2.||(in classical prosody) the second of two metrical systems used alternately within a poem|
|[C17: via Late Latin from Greek antistrophē an answering turn, from |
in Greek lyric odes, the second part of the traditional three-part structure. The antistrophe followed the strophe and preceded the epode. In the choral odes of Greek drama each of these parts corresponded to a specific movement of the chorus as it performed that part. During the strophe the chorus moved from right to left on the stage; during the antistrophe it moved from left to right
Learn more about antistrophe with a free trial on Britannica.com.