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τρα^γῳδ-ία , , (τραγῳδός)
A.tragedy, Ar.Ach.464, al., And.4.23, Arist. Po.1447a13, etc.; τ. ποιεῖν compose a tragedy, Ar.Ach.400, etc.; “κωμῳδίαν καὶ τ. ποιοῦντεςPl.R.395a; “τραγῳδιῶν ποιηταίOGI51.31 (Egypt, iii B. C.), cf. SIG 1079.3 (Magn. Mae., ii/i B. C.); “ποιητὴς τραγῳδιῶνIG22.1132.38 = SIG 399.34 (Decr. Amphict., iii B. C.), OGI352.7 (Athens, ii B. C.), IG7.3197.28 (Orchom. Boeot.); π. τραγῳδίας ib. 416.27 (Oropus, i B. C.); τραγῳδίας διδάσκειν (cf. “διδάσκω111) D.L.1.59; “τραγῳδίᾳ διδάξαντα τὴν Μιλήτου ἅλωσινPlu.2.814b; ὀκτὼ τ. διαγωνίσασθαι to act in eight tragedies, ib.785c; “τῇ τ. νικᾶνPl.Smp.173a; expld. as 'goatsong', because a goat was the prize, Marm.Par.58, Sch.Hermog. in Rh.Mus.63.150; other explanations in EM764.1: cf. τρυγῳδία.
II. generally, any grave, serious poetry, opp. κωμῳδία, hence Homer is called a writer of tragedy, Id.Tht.152e; cf. τραγικός, τραγῳδοποιός.
2. an exaggerated speech, Hyp.Lyc.12 (prob.l.), Eux.26: hence of descriptions of horrors, Plb.6.56.11, D.S.19.8, etc.
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    • Andocides, Against Alcibiades, 23
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 464
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1447a.13
    • Hyperides, Against Philippides, 12
    • Hyperides, Against Athenogenes, 26
    • Plato, Laws, 817b
    • Plato, Republic, 395a
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 152e
    • Plato, Symposium, 173a
    • Plato, Philebus, 50b
    • Polybius, Histories, 6.56.11
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 400
    • Plutarch, Aratus, 15
    • Plutarch, Demetrius, 41
    • Lucian, Gallus, 24
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 19.8
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 6.70
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