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Among the most influential philosophers of modern times, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) declared in this classic study that Greek tragedy achieved greatness through a fusion of elements of Apollonian restraint and control with Dionysian components of passion and the irrational. In Nietzsche's eyes, however, Greek tragedy had been destroyed by the rationalism and optimism of thinkers like Socrates. Nevertheless, he found in these ancient works the life-affirming concept that existence is still beautiful, however grim and depressing it may sometimes be. These and many other ideas are argued with passionate conviction in this challenging book, called by British classicist F. M. Cornford "a work of profound imaginative insight, which left the scholarship of a generation toiling in the rear."
Unabridged Dover (1995) republication of the translation by Clifton P. Fadiman, 1927. New introductory note.

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Philosopher's classic study declares that Greek tragedy achieved greatness through a fusion of elements of Apollonian restraint and control with Dionysian components of passion and the irrational.

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Unabridged republication of a standard translation.

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Classic, influential study of Greek tragedy.

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9780486285153
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Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
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Dover Publications
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Nietzsche, F
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Dover Thrift Editions
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Nietzsche, Friedrich
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riedrich
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New York :
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General
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Philosophy
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Ethics
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History - 19th Century
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Aesthetics
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Music
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Existentialism
Subject:
Tragedy
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Greek drama
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Tragic, the
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Movements - Existentialism
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History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
General Philosophy
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General Philosophy
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Philosophy : General
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Philosophy-Surveys
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Ancient
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Trade Paper
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Dover Thrift Editions
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29
Publication Date:
19950631
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TRADE PAPER
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from 9
Language:
English
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Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.19 lb
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Philosopher's classic study declares that Greek tragedy achieved greatness through a fusion of elements of Apollonian restraint and control with Dionysian components of passion and the irrational.

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