Aristotle: Poetics

Aristotle: Poetics

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Richard Janko's acclaimed translation of Aristotle's Poetics is accompanied by the most comprehensive commentary available in English that does not presume knowledge of the original Greek. Two other unique features are Janko's translations with notes of both the Tractatus Coislinianus, which is argued to be a summary of the lost second book of the Poetics, and fragments of Aristotle's dialogue On Poets, including recently discovered texts about catharsis, which appear in English for the first time.60a36 There are several improbabilities (or indeed impossibilities) in this part of Odyssey XIII. Odysseus is conveyed to Ithaca sound asleep in a supernaturally swift Phaeacian ship; he is put ashore without being awakened, and the Phaeacian ship is turned to stone upon its return home (lines 86a€“184). ... 60b6a€“ 61b25 a€œquestions that are raised [about epic]a€ Aristotlea#39;s examination of the frequent use of improbability in epic leads easily into poetic a€œproblemsa€ in general (problA“mata, anbsp;...

Title:Aristotle: Poetics
Author:Aristotle, Richard Janko
Publisher:Hackett Publishing - 1997-12-01


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