July 30 - October 9, 2018

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...