Poetics (Penguin Black Classics)

Author(s): Aristotle; Malcolm Heath (Notes by, Translator, Foreword by, Introduction by)


Poeticsby Aristotleely, Plot, Character, Diction, Thought, Spectacle, Song. Two of the parts constitute the medium of imitation, one the manner, and three the objects of imitation. And these complete the list. These elements have been employed, we may say, by the poets to a man; in fact, every play contains Spectacular elements as well as Character, Plot, Diction, Song, and Thought.

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Aristotle was born at Stagira, in the dominion of the kings of Macedonia, in 384 BC. For twenty years he studied at Athens in the Academy of Plato. However he left on Plato's death and, some time later, became the tutor of young Alexander The Great.His writings have profoundly affected the whole course of ancient and medieval philosophy, and they are still studied and debated today. Malcolm Heath has been Reader in Greek Language and Literature at Leeds University since 1991.

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  • : 9780140446364
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.116
  • : September 1996
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