Poetics

ISBN-10: 0140446362
ISBN-13: 9780140446364
Authors: Aristotle, Malcolm Heath, Malcolm Heath, Malcolm Heath, Malcolm Heath
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Aristotles' Poetics is a penetrating account of Greek tragedy which demonstrtes how the elements of plot, character and spectacle combine to produce "pity and fear", and why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process.

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Aristotle, 384 B.C. - 322 B. C. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, in 384 B.C. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy, where he remained for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 B.C., Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias, was ruler. After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians in 345 B.C., Aristotle went to Pella, the Macedonian capital, where he became the tutor of the king's young son Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great. In 335, when Alexander became king, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his own school, the Lyceum Aristotle's works were lost…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Number of pages: 144 Dimensions: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.440 lbs. Language: English