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Greek tragedy (ɡriːk ˈtrædʒədɪ) 

Definitions

noun

  1. (in ancient Greek theatre) a play in which the protagonist, usually a man of importance and outstanding personal qualities, falls to disaster through the combination of a personal failing and circumstances with which he cannot deal

Example Sentences Including 'Greek tragedy'

"I have tried Dionysus, but without Greek tragedy he is a berserk demon destroying all in his path.
Carroll, John Humanism - The Wreck of Western Culture
Aristotle described such ambivalence in Greek tragedy as the conflict of'pity and fear '.
Spiked (2005)
Lambert, 75, told The New York Times last year that the dispersal of the collection "is part of a whole Greek tragedy.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The fans at Windsor tonight should also look out for Valencia's Ruben Baraja, who was suspended for the Greek tragedy.
Belfast Telegraph (2003)
There's no need to go making a bloody Greek tragedy out of it.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes
This is like a Greek tragedy or Shakespeare," Blatt says, while scriptwriter Lionel Chetwynd likens it to Richard III.
Misc (1995)

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