on 3 November 2011
What a pity the second book of The Poetics has not survived. In reading the first, however I remember learning some of its basics - for example, that plots have beginnings, middles and ends, at school - I just did not know where the ideas came from.
The three books of The Rhetoric are even better especially (from my point of view as a court lawyer) with Aristotle's advice as to representation in court.
This Barnes and Noble edition is very helpful in that it has a useful introduction and copious notes. Nice to handle too.