Circe de clásicos y modernos
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FERNANDEZ, Claudia N.. Comic Emotions: The Tractatus Coislinianus in the light of Aristophanic Poetics. Circe clás. mod. [online]. 2006, n.10, pp. 137-156. ISSN 1851-1724.
Since its publication in 1839, the anonymous Tractatus Coislinianus has provoked an unending dispute about its connection with Aristotelian lost Poetics. This work deals with the definition of comedy given in the Tractatus -almost a copy of the definition of tragedy that can be read in Poetics 6- mostly concerning to catharsis and comic emotions, pleasure and laughter. It is demonstrated that the Tractatus repeats in this topic what Aristophanic comedy proposes as emotional response aroused by two kinds of comedy, the sophisticated one of Aristophanes and the vulgar one of his rivals.
Palabras clave : Emotions; Comedy; Tractatus Coislinianus; Aristophanes; Poetics.