By William M. A. Grimaldi
Aristotle, Rhetoric II: A remark completes the acclaimed paintings undertaken by way of the writer in his first (1980) quantity on Aristotle's Rhetoric. the 1st statement at the Rhetoric in additional than a century, it isn't more likely to be outmoded for no less than one other hundred years.
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31). , Top. 126a 6-12). From the analysis which follows in our text the pain meant is that which accompanies personal deprivation or the frustration of one's desires. , ... u"cNl-''''o~ Some sense of the fOrce in IrpleTa, here can be found in A S, 6ra 2S-27, 37-39, 6Ib 1-2: lIlIDlOly, the desire for that which is seen as a good fOr the person. The concern in our passage, ~ IO-27, is to determine the disposition of those who become angry. ;ma,), along with which there is the presence of desire (IrpleTa, d A_OUP"'O;); see Top.
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. " is to speak ill of, to revile. •• "a,,';;, a 3S : 1 crn""6ci~auc,,v as osed at A II, 7ra 3; see also Soa 2S-27.
While anger may be ''blind and unreasonable" (Cope, p. 12), a possibility A. , (see 7Sa 31 ; 2), A. raises the desire for revenge above a blind response by the preceding phrase; "it is pleasant to think that you will get what you desire" (b 2). aTQW aVTtji. TIns is the kind of clarification A. , atA 6, 6za 24-2S. Here he is explaining the preceding clause. However, see Bottin, pp. 17-24. , Cope. Spengd b 4-S .. 's observation. Kassd, following Spengel, secludes it. C£ comment in preceding note.
Aristotle, Rhetoric II. A Commentary by William M. A. Grimaldi