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  • Poetics by AristotleOedipus Rex as a Tragedy

    Oedipus Rex as a Tragedy

    Oedipus Rex is an ancient Greek tragedy. It is so typical of the classical tragedies that Aristotle took it as an example to define and illustrate the qualities of a tragedy. Aristotle mentioned Oedipus Rex as an ideal tragedy in his famous book “Poetics”. Tragedy is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude;…

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