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Tragedy, Katharsis, and Community in Aristotle’s Poetics

Marina Berzins McCoy

in Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672783
eISBN:
9780191757327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672783.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter turns to Aristotle’s discussion of tragedy and narrative in the Poetics. It examines how the public, performed aspect of tragedy and witnessing tragedy as a political community are ... More


Aristotle and the Beginnings of Allegorical Exegesis

in How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075358
eISBN:
9780226075389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075389.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the restrained analysis of tragedy and adoption of a conciliatory attitude toward allegory by Aristotle, who gave an explanation about the close relation established between ... More


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