Aristotle's Treatise on Rhetoric; Literally Translated with Hobbes' Analysis, Examination Questions, and an Appendix Containing the Greek Definitions

Aristotle's Treatise on Rhetoric; Literally Translated with Hobbes' Analysis, Examination Questions, and an Appendix Containing the Greek Definitions

ISBN: 1230197850

ISBN 13: 9781230197852

Publication Date: September 12, 2013

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

Pages: 174

Format: Paperback

Author: Aristotle

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... ANALYSIS 0Y ARISTOTLE'S POETIC, WITH THE ORIGINAL DEFINITIONS.* 1. --1. On Poetry in general, its species and parts. 2. Now, all Poetry is an imitation, as also flute and cithernplaying, but they differ either in the means, the objects, or the manner of their imitation. 6. Epopee imitates fxovov role 6yoie ipiXolQ f; roig fxirpois, either simple or mixed. 7. But custom has falsely connected the name of poet with the metre only, and not with their manner of imitation, as is shown in the case of Empedocles and Chaeremon. 10. Dithyrambs, nomes, tragedy, and comedy employ all the means of imitation, but some do so all together, others separately. 11. --1 But since actions are the objects of imitation, the characters must be bad or good, tatla yap xal apery ra ijflT) Sia DEGREESipovat irairee; and hence men must be imitated either as they are, or under a more exalted or more contemptible view, as in the respective paintings of Dionysius, Polygnotus, and Pauson. The same thing holds good in other arts, and in Poetry, as is shown by Cleophon, Homer, and Hegemon respectively. 4. And hence is the difference of tragedy and comedy, >j fiiv yap y(eipovs, >j

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