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People are So Stupid [Jul. 11th, 2005|07:29 pm]
We're Classicists and we're bitter...
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This guy is an idiot. Most of extant tragedy was written before Aristotle 'came up' with tragedy and comedy. WTF? What does he mean by 'came up' with tragedy and comedy?

"The Persians is the oldest play that's survived," Ridgely added. "It's usually lumped with the other tragedies, and it's certainly dark, but Aeschylus wrote it before Aristotle came along and came up with tragedy and comedy so it really doesn't fit well into either one."

Read the entire article: Aeschylus' War Play, 'The Persians,' Is Now a Comedy with Songs

[User Picture]From: cleo_eurydike
2005-07-11 04:36 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's one of those things, like, you'd have to see it to appreciate it?
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From: phasma_aphanes
2005-07-11 04:37 pm (UTC)
I am actually sure it could be interesting. it is this guys stupididty as to Aristotle's place in the history ot drama that puzzles me.
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