1913. An Amplified Version With Supplementary Illustrations for Students of English. From the Preface: The Poetics as it has come down to us may represent a part of Aristotle's notes for a set of lectures, or perhaps for a dialogue; though now and then it seems more like the uneven memoranda of some person who attended the lectures. Contents: Character and Value of the Poetics; Epic Poetry and Tragedy, and Comedy, Considered in General as Forms of Imitative Art; Tragedy Defined. The Principles of Its Construction; Epic Poetry. The Principles of Its Construction; and Problems in Criticism. The Principles of Their Solution.