Aristotle Gave Us More than Philosophy

Well, it’s day three of NaNoWriMo and I’m off to a flying start! I’ve got just enough time in the morning to get my words in before I have to start homeschooling with the kids.

I don’t have my usual time for blog posts this month. So, besides the Creative Business 101 posts I have scheduled for every Monday this month, I’ll also be sharing some useful posts from other blogs.

In honour of NaNoWriMo and the great art of story structure, I give you this wonderful post by Staci Troilo at Story Empire. Enjoy!

Story Empire

Comedy TragedyCiao, SEers. Have you ever heard the term polymath? I had to dig deep into my college days to remember the definition. (We won’t discuss how long ago that was.)

A polymath is a person with knowledge in a wide range of topics. Polymaths go far beyond the Jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none level of understanding and experience. These are experts in multiple fields. We often think of the Renaissance when we think of polymaths, Leonardo DaVinci being among the most famous. But there have been several throughout history. And Aristotle was one of them.

We tend to think of him as a philosopher. But among his many fields of expertise were arts, sciences, economics, politics, and metaphysics.

As this is a writing site, we’re going to talk about Aristotle’s contributions to literature. Not his work itself, but his defining of the terms comedy and tragedy.

Aristotelian Comedy
In an Aristotelian comedy, the…

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