Comparative Criticism Questions for Aristotle and Horace
1) What are some of Aristotle's or Horace's rules for making works of literature? (Some specific examples follow, but any others you notice are important.)
2) What does Aristotle think makes a good tragic drama/play?
3) What does Aristotle think makes a good comic drama/play?
4) Where does Horace advise poets to go for their plots and characters?
5) What does Aristotle or Horace think the literary work is, and how does it affect its audiences?
6) What determines "good" or "bad" literature for Aristotle or Horace?
7) By implication, based on their judgments of literature, how do Aristotle and Horace think that poets create literature, and why do they think poets do it?