As I understand from the text, one of the reasons for the decline of greek tragedy (according to Nietzsche) is the influence of Socrates's dialectical work.
Socratic maxim goes like -
Virtue is knowledge, all sins arise from ignorance, the virtuous man is the happy man.
It sounds like a strong argument for the Apollonian nature of art, which I believe Nietzsche was in support of. Throughout the book "The Birth of Tragedy", it seems that he favours the Dionysus over the Apollonian nature. But the argument at the beginning of the book was a balance between the both. Am I understanding his stance correctly? Could someone help me out?