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" Be that as it may, tragedy— as also comedy— was at first mere improvisation. The one originated with the leaders of the dithyramb, the other with those of the phallic songs, which are still in use in many of our cities. "
The Development of the Drama: By Brander Matthews - Page 42
by Brander Matthews - 1903 - 350 pages
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Aristotelous Peri Poiētikēs

Aristotle, Johannes Vahlen - 1883 - 95 pages
...another matter. Tragedy and 12 Comedy having thus begun in experimentation — the one originating with the leaders of the Dithyramb, the other with those of the phallic song still in vogue in many of our cities — grew by degrees, improvements being made as each branch...
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The Poetics of Aristotle

Aristotle - Aesthetics - 1898 - 111 pages
...the audience, — this raises another question. Be that as it may, Tragedy — as also Comedy 12 — was at first mere improvisation. The one originated...dithyramb, the other with those of the phallic songs, which are still in use in many of our cities. Tragedy advanced by kslow degrees ; each new element...
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Aristotle's theory of poetry and fine art

Aristotle - Aesthetics - 1898 - 409 pages
...the audience, — this raises another question. Be that as it may, Tragedy — as also Comedy 12 — was at first mere improvisation. The one originated...dithyramb, the other with those of the phallic songs, which are still in use in many of our cities. I Tragedy advanced by slow degrees ; each new element...
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Arts of Transitional India Twentieth Century, Volume 1

Vinayak Purohit - Arts, Modern - 1988 - 620 pages
...certain Dorians of the Péloponnèse. In each case they appeal to the evidence of language. Tragedy — as also Comedy — was at first mere improvisation. The one originated with authors of the Dithyramb, the other with those of the phallic songs. Aeschylus first introduced the...
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Poetics

Aristotle - Literary Collections - 1895 - 60 pages
...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...
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Aristotle on the Function of Tragic Poetry

Gregory Michael Sifakis - Greek drama (Tragedy) - 2001 - 206 pages
...certainly began in improvisations— as did also comedy; the one originating with the authors [exarchontes: leaders] of the dithyramb, the other with those of the phallic songs (...). And its advance after that was little by little, through their improving on whatever they had...
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Classic Writings on Poetry

William Harmon - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 538 pages
...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...
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Themis: A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion

Jane Ellen Harrison - Cults, Greek - 1927 - 559 pages
...us his views as to the origin of tragedy. ' Tragedy — as also Comedy,1 he says in the Poetics1, ' was at first mere improvisation. The one originated...dithyramb, the other with those of the phallic songs which are still in use in many of our cities.' Dithyramb and drama alike may seem for the moment alien...
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The Origin of Tragedy: With Special Reference to the Greek Tragedians

Sir William Ridgeway - Literary Criticism - 1966 - 228 pages
...do so*. The Dithyramb. Aristotle states4 that "Tragedy at first was mere improvisation like Comedy: the one originated with the leaders of the dithyramb, the other with those of the phallic songs which are still in use in many of our cities. It was not till late that the short plot was discarded...
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