Tag: Tragedy


  • The Poetics of Aristotle: Its Meaning and Influence

    - Cooper, L. The Poetics of Aristotle. Its Meaning and Influence. Boston, 1923.
    Excerpt: “The Poetics  of Aristotle is brief, at 1st sight hard and dry, and yet one of the most illuminating and influential books ever produced by the sober human mind. After 22 centuries it remains the most stimulating and helpful of all analytical… More
  • A Bibliography of the Poetics of Aristotle

    - Cooper, L., Gudeman, A. A Bibliography of the Poetics of Aristotle, New Haven, Oxford, London, 1928.
    Published in 1928, A Bibliography of the Poetics of Aristotle contains 1583 bibliographic references to works on Aristotle’s Poetics.
  • Lessing und Aristoteles: Untersuchung uber die Theorie der Tragodie

    - Kommerell, M. Lessing und Aristoteles. Frankfurt, 1940.
  • Inspiration and Katharsis

    - Brunius, T. Inspiration and Katharsis, Uppsala, 1966.
  • L’énigme de la Catharsis Tragique dans Aristote

    - Nicev, A. L'énigme de la catharsis tragique dans Aristote, Sofia, 1970
  • On Aristotle and Greek Tragedy

    - Jones, J. On Aristotle and Greek Tragedy, London, 1971.
    Excerpt: ” Aristotle wrote the treatise On The Art of Poetry towards the end of his life, when Aeschylus  had been dead for rather more than a century, and Sophocles and Euripides, who died within a few months of one another, for about 70 years. 335… More
  • Avicennas Commentary on the Poetics of Aristotle: A Critical Study

    - Dahiyat, I. M. Avicenna’s Commentary on the Poetics of Aristotle. A critical study with an annotated translation of the text. Leiden, 1974.
    Excerpt: “Avicenna’s Commentary  on the poetics can be broadly divided into two parts.  The 1st part comprises chapter 1 which is devoted to the author’s own views on poetry and to the 12 kinds of Greek poetry; the 2nd part comprises… More
  • Aristotle on Emotion

    - Fortenbaugh, W. W. Aristotle on Emotion. London, 1975.
    From the publisher: When Aristotle on Emotion was first published it showed how discussion within Plato’s Academy led to a better understanding of emotional response, and how that understanding influenced Aristotle’s work in rhetoric, poetics,… More
  • Poetica d’Aristotele Vulgarizzata e Sposta

    - Castelvetro, L. Poetica d’Aristotele vulgarizzata e sposta, [ed. W. Romani, 2 vols.], Rome, 1978-79.
  • Plato and Aristotle on Poetry

    - Else, G. F. Plato and Aristotle on Poetry. Chapel Hill, 1986.
    Review of Work: ” There is little doubt that two of the greatest thinkers of classical Greece, Plato and Aristotle, had much to say not only about the respective merits And shortcomings of rhetoric and poetics but also about their relationship. There is… More
  • The Poetics of Alfarabi and Avicenna

    - Kemal, S. The Poetics of Alfarabi and Avicenna. Leiden, 1991.
    Excerpt: “This book examines the nature of poetic validity and its role in forming a community. It considers these issues in the writings of some Arabic literary critics and in studies of poetics and Aristotle’s Poetics by two medieval Arabic… More
  • Tragic Pleasures: Aristotle on Plot and Emotion

    - Belfiore, E. Tragic Pleasures. Aristotle on Plot and Emotion. Princeton, 1992.
    Elizabeth Belfiore offers a striking new interpretation of Aristotle’s Poetics by situating the work within the Aristotelian corpus and in the context of Greek culture in general. In Aristotle’s Rhetoric, the Politics, and the ethical… More
  • Essays on Aristotle’s Poetics

    - Rorty, A. O. [ed.]. Essays on Aristotle's Poetics, Princeton, 1992.
    Aimed at deepening our understanding of the Poetics, this collection places Aristotle’s analysis of tragedy in its larger philosophical context. In these 21 essays, philosophers and classicists explore the corpus of Aristotle’s work in order to… More