Aristotle, Rhetoric II. A Commentary by William M. A. Grimaldi

By William M. A. Grimaldi

Aristotle, Rhetoric II: A observation completes the acclaimed paintings undertaken via the writer in his first (1980) quantity on Aristotle's Rhetoric. the 1st statement at the Rhetoric in additional than a century, it's not prone to be outdated for a minimum of one other hundred years.

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In which A. explains what he means by "aea MEa>. See 81a 6Jf. a 23-24 d "oAu "lIpci &6~lIv what one expected. tantially contrary to a 2S-26 "'PII' ... ~A'X[II'. -13. , means one of the seasons of the year. It also came to mean the fittiog time or period (somewhat like "a'eo,; c£ 6sa 20 : J), which would be attractive here. al, (c£ Cill. " Spengel, p. o.. But it does appear that all three apply to each of the nouns. As for the general validity of a 2S-27, we can say from what has preceded in the chapter that this large statement is realized in a general way for each of the instances mentioned, but not in the specific detail to which we have been accustomed from the fdth chapter of the first book on when such a sentence of summation is used.

Cf. 78b 23-26. The three verbs are more or less synonymous in their general significance: to laugh scornfully at, mock, deride, jeer at another. ). Apart from the statement at Top. EN I128a 4-30 that <1"OO=e.. ,d n, A. does not discriminate among the meanings. Cope, p. 28, makes an effort to do so. From his comment on the charges of Meletus (Apol. 260) Socrates saw them as acts of hybris. p(~oucr, yelp. punctuates with a comma after it. , Spengel, Cope omit the parentheses and punctuate with a period.

A shaclcling-here. in particular, of the plans and intentions of another. On povA'1uc" see 64b 32 : 4, Ci9a 2-3. • "" [VIZ ... c. l"YV'l'JTac here and at b 19; C£ b 24. , A 10. 68b 33-34; 78b 10. 13, 16; 8Ia 5 with 81b 37; 83b 22-23; 85" 18. On this matter Bonitz, Intltx 538b 50-51. ">1 interdwn ita promiscue usurpantur, ut discrimen animadverti nequeat"; see also Cope, p. 73. b 18-19 [VIZ ... ding accepted by the edd. (save Ross, Kassd), Spengel, Cope. On the interchange between the definite and re- 30 ARISTOTLE, 'RHETORIC' II 78b 23 flexive pronouns.

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