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Aristotle's Poetics / Edition 2

Aristotle's Poetics / Edition 2

by Stephen Halliwell
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An analysis of Aristotle's "Poetics", this work attempts a sustained interpretation of the text, contending that it states a challenging theory of poetic art. It hints at a theory of mimetic art, and represents Aristotle's philosophical urge to work out a secularized understanding of Greek tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226313948
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/01/1998
Edition description: 1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,068,076
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Stephen Halliwell is Professor of Greek at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of The Poetics of Aristotle: Translation and Commentary, also published by BCP, and Greek Laughter: A Study of Cultural Psychology from Homer to Early Christianity.

Table of Contents

Introduction to 1988 edition
I. The Setting of the Poetics
II. Aristotle's Aesthetics 1: Art and its Pleasure
III. Aristotle's Aesthetics 2: Craft, Nature and Unity in Art
IV. Mimesis
V. Action and Character
VI. Tragedy and the Emotions
VII. Fallibility & Misfortune: The Securlarisation of the Tragic
VIII. The Chorus of Tragedy
IX. Epic, Comedy and Other Genres
X. Influence & Status: the Nachleben of the Poetics
App. 1 The Date of the Poetics
App. 2 The Poetics and Plato
App. 3 Drama in the Theatre: Aristotle on Spectacle (opsis)
App. 4 Aristotle on Language (lexis)
App. 5 Interpretations of katharsis

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