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  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • Publisher: Merchant Books (20 Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603862455
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603862455
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 961,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Aristotle was born at Stageira, in the dominion of the kings of Macedonia, in 384 BC. For twenty years he studied at Athens in the Academy of Plato, on whose death in 347 he left, and, some time later, became tutor of the young Alexander the Great. When Alexander succeeded to the throne of Macedonia in 335, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his school and research institute, the Lyceum, to which his great erudition attracted a large number of scholars.

After Alexander's death in 323, anti-Macedonian feeling drove Aristotle out of Athens, and he fled to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. His writings, which were of extraordinary range, profoundly affected the whole course of ancient and medieval philosophy, and they are still eagerly studied and debated by philosophers today. Very many of them have survived and among the most famous are the Ethics and the Politics.


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Aristotle was born in Macedonia in 384 bc. For twenty years he studied at Athens in the academy of Plato, before becoming tutor of the young Alexander the Great. When Alexander became king of Macedonia in 336, Aristotle returned to Athens and founded his own school and research institute, the Lyceum. Aristotle fled to Calcis in 323 in the aftermath of Alexander's death, where he died a year later.

P J Rhodes is Professor of Ancient History at Durham University, and is a Fellow of the British Academy. His major work is Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenation Politeia.

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Good in print but e version is terrible 6 Oct. 2012
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This is a good book in paperback but terrible on Kindle. In the beginning,the author refers to columns of information to be used for finding information in the book. On Kindle these columns are rendered as one thin vertical column which is totally unintelligible. Worse than this you cannot jump from section to section using the controller, you have to go page by page or know some key-word, go to the menu, and do a search. This is a reference book which is very hard to reference on Kindle. I strongly recommend buying the paperback version.
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It is great to have the literary works of some of the ancient worlds greatest writers, and thinkers to have with us here today.
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In good condition. Used by my daughter at college and 'well used' by her but was what she needed for the class.
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