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Other titlesLonginus: on the sublime., Demetrius: on style.
StatementAristotle. "Longinus": On the sublime. Demetrius: On style.
SeriesThe Loeb classical library
ContributionsLonginus, Cassius, ca. 213-273., Demetrius, of Phaleron, b. 350 B.C., Fyfe, W. Hamilton b. 1878, Roberts, W. Rhys 1858-1929.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 500, 1 p. ;
Number of Pages500
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Open LibraryOL23745095M

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Aristotle's Poetics needs no introduction. It has been a standard book for literary criticism since centuries. The book is divided into short, fragmented sections that deals with every aspect of drama, poetry and epic. Malcolm Heath's introduction fills almost half the book but he truly captures the essence of Poetics/5(40).

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The original, Aristotle's short study of storytelling, written in the fourth century B.C., is the world's first critical book about the laws of literature.

Sure, it's years old, but Aristotle's discussions--Unity of Plot, Reversal of the Situation, Character--though written in the context of ancient Greek Tragedy, Comedy and Epic Poetry, still apply to our modern literary forms/5(85).

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Aristotle gives his views on tragedy, the plot, the characters and the content, and then it is compared to epic poetry. Content wise, I think this book is great, but it was just so very boring!/5.

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Aristotle proposes to study poetry by analyzing its constitutive parts and then drawing general conclusions. The portion of the Poetics that survives discusses mainly tragedy and epic poetry.

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Poetics By Aristotle Aristotle: The poetics book B.C.E Translated by S. Butcher: Table of Contents Section 2. Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory.

Aristotle: The poetics book In it, Aristotle offers /5(58). Aristotle's Poetics is one of the most powerful, perceptive and influential works of criticism in Western literary history. “Poetics” here refers to the idea of ​​manufacturing development (poiesis, Poieni).

Aristotle attempts to define in this book all the compositional rules, thematic and. In Aristotle: Rhetoric and poetics. The Poetics is much better known than the Rhetoric, though only the first book of the former, a treatment of epic and tragic poetry, book aims, among other things, to answer Plato’s criticisms of representative art.

Chapter 4 of the Poetics, for example, discusses the essential place of imitation in learning, and the books of the rhetoric are full of material about psychology.

The titles might suggest that these works are primarily relevant to themes of literature, but they in fact fit more tightly with the themes of human life explored in Aristotle Ethics 4/5.

The core of the book is a fresh appraisal of Aristotle's view of tragic drama, in which Halliwell contends that at the heart of the Poetics lies a philosophical urge to instill a secularized. Aristotle certainly knew the passage, and it looks as if his treatise on poetry was an answer to Plato's ated by Ingram Bywater, with a preface by Gilbert Murray.

Book Excerpt e of being an old word which is accepted and re-interpreted by Aristotle rather than a word freely chosen by him to denote the exact phenomenon he wishes /5(2).

What is poetry, how many kinds of it are there, and what are their specific effects?Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, it has shaped much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama, and fiction.

Richard Janko's acclaimed translation of Aristotle's Poetics is accompanied by the most comprehensive commentary available in English that does not presume knowledge of the original Greek.

Two other unique features are Janko's translations with notes of both the Tractatus Coislinianus, which is argued to be a summary of the lost second book of the Poetics, and fragments of Aristotle's dialogue 5/5(1).

Aristotle discusses thought and diction and then moves on to address epic poetry. Epic poetry is similar to tragedy in many ways, though it is generally longer, more fantastic, and deals with a greater scope of action.

After addressing some problems of criticism, Aristotle. 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.

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A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, from it stems much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama, and fiction. For Aristotle, the art of.

Aristotle's Poetics (Greek: ; Latin: De Poetica) is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. In it, Aristotle offers an account of what he calls "poetry" (a term that derives from a classical Greek term, that means Brand: NuVision Publications, LLC.

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 pleasure from this.

This file includes four books: Poetics, Ethics, Politics, and Categories. According to Wikipedia: Aristotle ( BC – BC)[1] was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, Book Edition: Russian-Language Edition.

This book contains the celebrated Butcher translation of Aristotle's Poetics, faced, page by page, with the complete Greek text (as reconstructed by Mr. Butcher from Greek, Latin, and Arabic manuscripts). The editor's page exposition and interpretation follows/5(K).

Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry ever written. A founding text of European aesthetics and literary criticism, it has shaped much of our modern understanding of the creation and impact of imaginative writing, including poetry, drama, and fiction/5(K). Aristotle supposedly wrote a second book on comedy, which is now lost.

The main focus of the Poetics is on Greek tragedy. Though there were thousands of tragedies and scores of playwrights, we only have thirty-three extant tragedies, written by the three great tragedians: Aeschylus (– B.C.E.), Sophocles (– B.C.E.), and Euripides.

In Poetics, Aristotle outlines what he sees as the essential components of tragedy, along with a few interesting literary devices that can be thrown in to spice things legislations on literature went on to have a significant influence throughout the ages and, in fact, remained prevalent and often unquestioned until the 19th century.

Aristotle takes a scientific approach to poetry, which bears as many disadvantages as advantages. He studies poetry as he would a natural phenomenon, observing and analyzing first, and only afterward.

The complete text of The Poetics. Aristotle ( BCE BCE) Preface. In the tenth book of the Republic, when Plato has completed his final burning denunciation of Poetry, the false Siren, the imitator of things which themselves are shadows, the ally of all that is low and weak in the soul against that which is high and strong, who makes us feed the things we ought to starve and serve the.

Chapters 19–22 are almost certainly the least interesting part of the Poetics. Thought and diction are far less important to tragedy than are plot and character, and a good deal of the discussion is difficult to follow without an understanding of Ancient Greek.

Aristotle’s Poetics from the 4th century B.C. aims to give a short study of storytelling. It discusses things like unity of plot, reversal of situation, and character in the context of Greek tragedy, comedy and epic poetry.

But it still applies today. It is especially popular with screenwriters as seen in many script gurus’ how-to books. By: Aristotle ( BC) Aristotle’s Poetics from the 4th century B.C.

aims to give a short study of storytelling. It discusses things like unity of plot, reversal of situation, and character in the context of Greek tragedy, comedy and epic poetry. Aristotle's Rhetoric and Poetics are an alternative to Plato.

Aristotle's rhetoric tries to strike a middle position. Aristotle says rhetoric and poetry are a technç, the Rhetoric is a handbook.

Aristotle says speaker needs to appeal to appropriate information for the particular setting.5/5(1). Among the most influential books in Western civilization, Aristotle's Poetics is really a treatise on fine art. In it are mentioned not only epic and dithyrambic poetry, but tragedy, comedy, and flute and lyre playing.

Aristotle's conception of tragedy, i.e. the depiction of a heroic action that arouses pity and fear in the spectators and brings about a catharsis of those emotions, has helped. This paper provides an overview and commentary of Aristotle's theory of poetry, of drama, and of narrative structure, as presented the : José Angel García Landa.

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