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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

From: phasma_aphanes
2005-07-11 04:57 pm (UTC)
I know what you meant. I just don't think that is what he meant.
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[User Picture]From: adrexia
2005-07-11 05:00 pm (UTC)
I think he may have been told the facts and misunderstood them. He possibly wasn't paying attention at the time. Either way, I don't think he has a clue what he is saying.
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From: phasma_aphanes
2005-07-11 05:02 pm (UTC)
my suspicion is that he was assigned poetics or a selection from it in a history of theater class but failed to actually read it or attend the lecture.
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