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Story Patterns In Greek Tragedy

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When Aristotle said that tragedy is an imitation of action, he meant that apart from other purposes and interests tragedy always acts out a story. With this definition in mind, Richmond Lattimore examines the most important story patterns found in Greek tragedy. He asks: What are the most important characteristics of Greek drama? What stories were available for the use of ...more
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Excellent, short summary of basic concepts in Greek tragedy. Wish I read this years ago.
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Lattimore says in three sentences what he could say in one. Information is good otherwise.
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Richmond Alexander Lattimore was an American poet and classicist known for his translations of the Greek classics, especially his versions of the Iliad and Odyssey, which are generally considered as among the best English translations available
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