Episode 26: Tragedy

The word "tragedy" is rooted in Greek theater. It's a dramatic form that stills exists today, but what is its etymology? Does it come from a word for "suffering?" Maybe despair? Heartache? No, no, and no. It most likely comes from a Greek word meaning "goat-song." In today's episode, we look at a few theories that explain this oddball etymology. 

 

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