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In theatre, methexis (Ancient Greek: μέθεξις; also methectics), is "group sharing". Originating from Greek theatre, the audience participates, creates and improvises the action of the ritual.

In philosophy, methexis is the relation between a particular and a form (in Plato's sense), e.g. a beautiful object is said to partake of the form of beauty.[1]


  1. Mautner, Thomas (2005). Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy,[page needed]. 0141018402 .

External links

  • The dictionary definition of methexis at Wiktionary
  • The dictionary definition of methectics at Wiktionary