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Aristotle on Comedy: Towards a Reconstruction of Poetics II Richard Janko

Aristotle on Comedy: Towards a Reconstruction of Poetics II

Richard Janko

Published June 20th 2002
ISBN : 9780715631690
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320 pages
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In 1839 the Tractatus Coislinianus, a summarised treatise on comedy, was published from a tenth-century manuscript. Its discoverer suggested that it derived from the lost second book of Aristotles Poetics, which inaugurated the systematic studyMoreIn 1839 the Tractatus Coislinianus, a summarised treatise on comedy, was published from a tenth-century manuscript. Its discoverer suggested that it derived from the lost second book of Aristotles Poetics, which inaugurated the systematic study of comedy, but it was soon condemned as an ignorant compilation verging on forgery, and thus matters stood until the first publication of Aristotle on Comedy in 1984. Richard Jankos edition of the text is accompanied by a facing translation, interpretive essays, reconstruction and commentary. This edition contains a new preface and additional bibliography.