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

By William M.A. Grimaldi

Aristotle, Rhetoric I: A statement starts off the acclaimed paintings undertaken by means of the writer, later accomplished within the moment (1988) quantity on Aristotle's Rhetoric. the 1st observation at the Rhetoric in additional than a century, it isn't more likely to be outdated for a minimum of one other hundred years.

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The TO;; is meant to repeat the idea of 560 22, TO;; Bewe-iiaa" and should be read. oiav T. , the quality of the emotion, its particular character. , its sources and the manner in which it arises. A. will discuss the emotions in Book II; at B r, 78a 20-27 he explains his meaning here in more detail. a 24: 1 2 ..... ~ We might note first by way of confirmation of 560 that from the text here we em say that rhetoric is a naeatpv'~ of dialectic only because of TO;; avAAol'iaaaBa< dvvapivov. And dialectic, as we know, is a process of investigation to arrive at reasonable explanations.

273d 2-{i, says practically the same thing. ,a_ must be righdy grasped. ) "Ild, n). &1>10.. a_; see S. 1501. This is a transitional pi• • J. used ror summing up a 19 : I I'£V ow befOre beginning the new idea at ssa 21; see Denniston, p. 4-72. YI''''ro~ See 54-a IS : z. Perhaps the best explanation of this phrase is "irrelevancies"; as should be clear by now, such irrelevancies included for A. , Ag. Sophists 9-10. , Cope, p. " and gives extensive literary evidence of this use. ). " A. says that it is clear that others engage in presenting irrelevantmateriaI.

42 ARISTOTLE, 'RHETORIC' I 56. q,,60~Eiv either side. , 573 1-7), the importance of each of these three "tl1T"~ is revealed by the comment here on ~9o~. Tw. ,. dnlw~), whether the subject be ,onlething verifiable in and by it,elf (TO dxe<{U~) or SOntething Wlcertain. cSyou For the meaning, c£ 56& I : 2. a II : 1 ",8clla,v is the reading of the codd. and i, accepted by all the edd. ,.... Ross's conjecrnrewithout changing the sense of the passage lends it some clarification. But the passage is texruaIly sound and ,hould not be changed.

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