Posts Tagged by Aristotle
|November 27, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy|
In the posting for 2015.10.15, “Homo ludens in the world of ancient Greek verbal art,” I translated and commented on some of the arguments made by Aristotle in Part 4 of his Poetics. In the posting here, I backtrack, translating and commenting on all of Part 1. My translation and commentary here are part of a larger project that will cover the text of the Poetics in its entirety.
|October 15, 2015||By Gregory Nagy listed under By Gregory Nagy|
The traditions of ancient Greek verbal art, as consolidated in the so-called classical era of the fifth century BCE and extending into the era of Aristotle in the fourth century, were shaped by the capacity of ancient Greek poetry to imitate, in a playful way, language in all its forms, both artful and artless.