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Aristotle

Aristotle(384-323 B.C.)
Greek philosopher
Poetics 9.1; 1451a34-b8, trans. by Fyfe (Loeb)

ON POETRY

A poet’s object is not to tell what actually happened but what could or would happen either probably or inevitably… For this reason poetry is something more scientific and serious than history, because poetry tends to give general truths while history gives particular facts.