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

By William M. A. Grimaldi

Aristotle, Rhetoric II: A observation completes the acclaimed paintings undertaken through the writer in his first (1980) quantity on Aristotle's Rhetoric. the 1st observation at the Rhetoric in additional than a century, it's not more likely to be outmoded for no less than one other hundred years.

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Then (and not till then) are they thought to be due to a wanton ... intention to offend" (Cope, p. 25). " A. has just told us that the actions he COMMENTARY 41 has put forward must have the qualities which are identified with hybris in his defmition (eE 7')a 32 : a), and in OUI sentence he draws the conclusion: for such are held to be hybristic acts; on ild'l, see 541> 7. a 34 nit; ... XClTtUppOVOUaL se. oeylCov-r:a, (79a 29)i another class of people with whom men grow angry. On "aTa'l'eoPBiv, see 7sb IS-I6, 78& I4-1S : I.

6A'Y"'pe'iv. There should b. a period after &l,"wee,v (see Spengel, Cope, Kassd), not a colon as read by the edd. yweta at 7sb 10-13 that, naturally speaking, one is not entitled to demean someone better endowed than oneself in the very thing which is attacked. b I1. : b 14 "f1ivllvd.. sc. Ail'''''''' ij no"ii" ... p ... yp'l' The story to which A. 1-6 and Ovid in Metam. 420-444, and given more briefly by the schoJiast: Plexippus, the maternal uncle of Meleager, remonstrated with the young mao for giving his trophy, the skin of the Calydonian boar which he had killed, to Atalanta with whom he was in love.

II, TOO. " As a genitive absolute it expresses at most a circumstance accompanying the action. y? If anger is occasioned by the latter, one should """'Peet that specification in the definition. 3 COMMBNTARY against someone, and we should be told its object. From all that A. , in a way which is over and beyond what is fitting, seemly, to such a person (c£ 67b IS : 2). ,.. eel. d. " This does answet the problems posed. But I believe dut they can be answered by the text as we have it if we take a 33 (TOO ••• "'eotnf"ov~o" and see 79b 12) as a subjective genitive with 01',,"'e1a.

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