How to Tell a Story... According to Aristotle: With Philip Freeman


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Not just for dinner parties and sleepy children, learning how to tell a story is an essential component of understanding literature... but do we only become great at it when we break the rules?
We discuss Aristotle's necessary components for storytelling... and why...or why not they matter.
This week's Classical Wisdom Speaks podcast is with Phillip Freeman, Professor of Humanities and Fletcher Jones Chair of Western Culture in the Humanities/ Teacher Education Division at Seaver College of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Phillip is author of many interesting and diverse books, including his most recent: How to Tell a Story, An Ancient Guide to the Art of Storytelling for Writers and Reader, which is a highly readable new translation of Aristotle’s Poetics.
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