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Physics (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – 13 May 1999

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks; New edition edition (13 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192835866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192835864
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,180,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Exceptionally well done. Fine orientation to the work. Excellent set of references."--Brian Dybowski, College of Santa Fe"Excellent translation--useful for contemporary students with no grasp of Greek and little patience with archais English."--Morton Schagrin, SUNY Fredonia"This is a very good book. It is clearly written, yet at the same time it is still of high scholarly value."--Stephen Joseph, Framingham State College

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Robin Waterfield has translated Republic, Symposium, and Gorgias, for World's Classics. David Bostock is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Merton College, Oxford.

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By Maddy on 17 Mar. 2013
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Book came rather later than i had hoped so i had to complete the module i needed the book for before the book arrived. So haven't actually looked at it yet.
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good reading material and aristotle's role in the ancient world
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Readable Aristotle is not an oxymoron. 5 July 2007
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I found this translation easier to read than other translations of Aristotle. It is much easier to unpack and follow, only the content needs to be wrestled with, which is a project in and of itself. It includes the Becker numbers, which makes it easier to have a discussion with a group.
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This edition of the "Physics" works 15 Oct. 2010
By Richard P. Cember - Published on
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I begin with two disclaimers: (1) I would not presume to "review" Aristotle, and (2) I do not know Greek.

I recommend this edition of the "Physics". I cannot compare it to others, since I did not read others. But I did not read others because I was satisfied with this one. I found it both comprehensible and stylistically satisfying. I found the introduction and the notes on the text well worth reading.

I have now read two books of Robin Waterfield's translations: this one, and "Conversations with Socrates", which contains four Socratic works of Xenophon. I happen to like the English style into which he renders the Greek.
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