This book deals with Aristotle’s lost dialogue On Poets, the content of which it attempts to reconstruct through testimonies and fragments. A valuable aid in this endeavour is the Poetics of the Philosopher, which is considered to be dealing with similar issues. Throughout this study, light is shed on intractable concepts in Poetics, such as that of catharsis and mimesis, while at the same time the Aristotelian definition of tragedy is being analyzed.
Poetic Aristotle: The dialogue “On Poets” and the “Poetics”
Sophia-Panagiota Vlachaki was born and raised in Athens, while in recent years she has been living and working in Patras. She graduated from the Department of Italian Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, she is a doctor in Italian Literature, graduated from the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Patras, holds a Master’s degree in «Ancient Theatre» and is a PhD candidate in Theatre Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with the dissertation title: «The writing duo in Greek post-war farce -comedy: the case of P. Vasileiadis-N. Tsiforos». She has participated in many conferences and workshops as a speaker, and her articles have been published in national newspapers. She has worked in primary and secondary education, as well as in the University and many non-formal education structures. The present work launches her involvement in the field of writing.