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Aristotle's Poetics

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ISBN-10: 0393952169

ISBN-13: 9780393952162

Edition: 1982

Authors: Aristotle, James Hutton, Gordon M. Kirkwood, Gordon M. Kirkwood

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List price: $13.15
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Aristotle, 384 B.C. - 322 B. C. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, in 384 B.C. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy, where he remained for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 B.C., Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias, was ruler. After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians in 345 B.C., Aristotle went to Pella, the Macedonian capital, where he became the tutor of the king's young son Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great. In 335, when Alexander became king, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his own school, the Lyceum Aristotle's works were lost…    

G. M. Kirkwood (1916-2007) was Frederic J. Whiton Professor of Classics, Emeritus, at Cornell University, where he had taught since 1946.