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 Aristote’lian Philosophy.Ark. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Aristote’lian Unities.
Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, laid it down as a rule that every tragedy, properly constructed, should contain but one catastrophe; should be limited to one denoument; and be circumscribed to the action of one single day. These are called the Aristotel’ic or Dramatic unities. To these the French have added a fourth, the unity of uniformity, i.e. in tragedy all the “dramatis personæ” should be tragic in style, in comedy comic, and in farce farcical.   1

 Aristote’lian Philosophy.Ark. 


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