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Poetics by Aristotle
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An extremely readable translation by Malcolm Heath, in this text Aristotle meticulously and methodically sets out the various elements of Greek tragedy. His account considers, amongst other things, the best kinds of tragic plot, the idea of complication and resolution within tragedy, classifications of nouns (a somewhat tedious part admittedly), and the differences between tragedy and epic. It was a very quick read, thankfully, as the methodological style of writing, whilst articulating interesting points, did start to become repetitive and a little dull in its expression! Definitely an important text though, well worth a read for anyone interested in tragedy.

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November 12, 2014 – Started Reading
November 12, 2014 – Shelved
December 21, 2014 –
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December 21, 2014 – Finished Reading
October 12, 2015 – Shelved as: 2014-read

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