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Index: La busca de Averroes, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 583. El pudor de la historia, Otras inquisiciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 754.

Aristotle treatise on epic and tragedy

Fishburn and Hughes: An influential book by Aristotle on dramatic theory. The words 'tragedy' and 'comedy', which baffled Averroes, first appear in chapter 1 in a discussion of the media of poetic imitation. Aristotle states that tragedy and comedy use all the media - rhythm, music and formal metre. The difference between them is discussed in chapter 2, where comedy is said 'to aim at representing men as worse than they are nowadays, tragedy as better'. Aristotle's famous discussion of tragedy as a form of imitation is begun in chapter 6. See Rhetoric. Averroës’ Search