Aristotle's "Poetics" is the world's first treatise on literature. Written in the fourth century B.C. Poetics is a detailed analysis of drama and poetry with its greatest emphasis on tragedy. Aristotle outlines the elements of good drama drawing upon specific examples from the great literature of ancient Greece. An essential read for any student of classical literature, Aristotle's "Poetics" will also provide great insight for the modern theatre student.
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