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O pochodzeniu tragedii albo co zawdzięczamy Arystotelesowi
The origin of Greek tragedy or what we owe to the Aristotle

Author(s): Jacek Wachowski
Subject(s): Ancient World, Greek Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Aristole; origin of Greek tragedy;

Summary/Abstract: Greek tragedy, as an expression shaped in the course of a performance, requires not only extending the field of investigation to include extra-philosophical interpretations, but also searching for its sources within the framework of the Greek thinking, described most profundly by Aristotle. The tradition of the Aristotle is inducing us to the reply to numerous questions, concerning Dionysus, as well as composition of the tragedy. Adopting his intellectual perspective provokes us to seek the genesis of tragedy in Greek logos. Apart of being a language (it referred to the notional structure of the Greek universe, defined the way of thinking, and provide a set or rules regarding presentation) it was also an order organizing the sense of action. It combined with doing, provokes action and constituted a reflection of the gestures made on stage.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 30
  • Page Range: 49-62
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish