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From Section IV: ARISTOTLE_POETICS
"Whether Tragedy has as yet perfected its proper
types or not; and whether it is to be judged in
itself, or in relation also to the audience,--
this raises another question. Be that as it may,
Tragedy-- as also Comedy-- was at first mere
improvisation. The one originated with the authors
of the Dithyramb, the other with those of the
phallic songs, which are still in use in many of
our cities." And performed
nightly to heavy
"Tragedy advanced by slow degrees; each new element metal riffs.
that showed itself was in turn developed. Having
passed through many changes, it found its natural
form, and there it stopped."
From Section VI:
"Every Tragedy, therefore, must have six parts, which
parts determine its quality-- namely, Plot, Especially song,
Character, Diction, Thought, Spectacle, Song." the most tragic
element of all.
"Therefore"? Meaning that they had six elements at
the time Aristotle was writing, and he presumed that
anything that existed had a purpose to it...
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