July 30 - October 9, 2018

From Section IV:                                     ARISTOTLE_POETICS

   "Poetry now diverged in two directions,
   according to the individual character of
   the writers. The graver spirits imitated
   noble actions, and the actions of good
   men. The more trivial sort imitated the
   actions of meaner persons, at first
   composing satires, as the former did hymns
   to the gods and the praises of famous              Aristotle agrees with
   men. A poem of the satirical kind cannot           me on the inferior
   indeed be put down to any author earlier           quality of satire.
   than Homer; though many such writers               Or could it be I
   probably there were."                              agree with Aristotle?