Aristotle"s Poetics the arguement by Gerald Frank Else

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Includes bibliography.

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Statementby Gerald F. Else.
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Paginationxvi, 670 p. ;
Number of Pages670
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Critical Essay Aristotle on Tragedy In the Poetics, Aristotle's famous study of Greek dramatic art, Aristotle ( B.C.) compares tragedy to such other metrical forms as comedy and determines that tragedy, like all poetry, is a kind of imitation (mimesis), but adds that it has a serious purpose and uses direct action rather than narrative to achieve its ends.

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About Poetics. Essential reading for all students of Greek theatre and literature, and equally stimulating for anyone interested in literature In the Poetics, his near-contemporary account of classical Greek tragedy, Aristotle examine the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks why we derive.

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[ a ] [1] and self-sufficiency is an end, and a chief good. Our first Book Club selection for the year is a selection from Aristotle’s Poetics. We will all read from a to b, which is about half the. Politics (Greek: Πολιτικά, Politiká) is a work of political philosophy by Aristotle, a 4th-century BC Greek philosopher.

The end of the Nicomachean Ethics declared that the inquiry into ethics necessarily follows into politics, and the two works are frequently considered to be parts of a larger treatise, or perhaps connected lectures, dealing with the "philosophy of human affairs".

The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Aristotle. Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Aristotle: Aristotelis Politica (in Greek, with notes in Latin; Leipzig: B. Teubner, ), contrib. by Franz Susemihl and Otto Immisch (page images at HathiTrust) Aristotle: Aristotle Dictionary (New York: Philosophical Library, c), ed.

by Thomas P. The Elements of Tragedy Aristotle presents these components in order of importance, expanding a little on the significance of each to the tragedy as a whole. Strangely, though, the Poetics itself is rarely read with the kind of sensitivity its critics claim to possess, and the thing criticized s not the book Aristotle wrote but a caricature of it.

Aristotle himself respected Homer so much that he personally corrected a copy of the Iliad for his student Alexander, who carried it all over the world. Poetics is the basis of Western drama and is used by playwrights and screenwriters alike and is a standard text book in Hollywood.

Therefore, most of us know the classic structure of all drama but may now choose to watch the drama at the Cinema or on TV rather than the theatre.- .

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