By William M. A. Grimaldi
Aristotle, Rhetoric II: A statement completes the acclaimed paintings undertaken through the writer in his first (1980) quantity on Aristotle's Rhetoric. the 1st remark at the Rhetoric in additional than a century, it's not prone to be outdated for no less than one other hundred years.
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VIZ ... c. l"YV'l'JTac here and at b 19; C£ b 24. , A 10. 68b 33-34; 78b 10. 13, 16; 8Ia 5 with 81b 37; 83b 22-23; 85" 18. On this matter Bonitz, Intltx 538b 50-51. ">1 interdwn ita promiscue usurpantur, ut discrimen animadverti nequeat"; see also Cope, p. 73. b 18-19 [VIZ ... ding accepted by the edd. (save Ross, Kassd), Spengel, Cope. On the interchange between the definite and re- 30 ARISTOTLE, 'RHETORIC' II 78b 23 flexive pronouns. see 60a I : 1. Ross and Kassd read avTfij which makes the meaning in the next sentence clearer.
I2o) calls • basic desire in man "to exist, not through. t anger is "I. t the person slighted considers his honor - namely, how he is valued by others - to be involved. t Sob I6-1S A. s done wrong and suffers for it justly since he considers this but right. t EN II3Sb 2S-29 A. py>! IUTtv. o~ This is the reading of Roemer, Dufour, Tovar, Cope. Spengel, Ross, Kassel read diflerently. Our reading bas • good tradition, but the difficulty found with the passage is reflected in the cadd. ct either against oneself or against those close to one.
Weia" then the nature of retaliation (see 7Sa 3I ; J) implies pleasure in the action. At. was said at 7Sa 21-22, AV"'7 (78a 31) and ojdovol are not present simultaneously. I-22. See also A II, 70b 30-32. Since the pleasant is good, A 6, 62b S-6, revenge is seen by the angry person as the good which will restore hinr to bimself, just as the one who caused the anger is seen as the evil which brought about the disruption in him. b 2 ilW predicate adjective qualifying the statement in the articular infinitive.