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Owner's Note: Many of Aristotle's words in his Politics and Poetics have resonance, such as his proclamation that "Man is a political animal." Others, not so much, such as his claim that "Silence is a woman's glory."
title: Politics and Poetics
illustrator: Leonard Baskin
series: First Edition (1964)
condition: A clean copy in excellent condition. Spine is slightly faded from age. Strong binding and spine. Clean, tear-free, and stainless pages.
publisher: Heritage Press
dimensions: 10.25 inches x 7.75 inches x 1.5 inches
description: Hardcover, white and maroon patterned book. Decorated in golden text along the spine. Contains beautiful colored illustrations by American sculpture Leonard Baskin.
synopsis: The Politics, by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, explores the role that the political community should play in developing the virtue of its citizens. "Man is a political animal," meaning that people can only become virtuous by active participation in the political community. Aristotle also criticizes his teacher Plato, classifies and evaluates six different types of constitutions and political institutions, and describes his vision of the ideal state. Aristotle's Poetics from the 4th century B.C. aims to give a short study of storytelling. It discusses things like the unity of plot, reversal of situation, and character in the context of Greek tragedy, comedy, and epic poetry.
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