The Poetics of Aristotle
Translation and Commentary
Translated by Stephen Halliwell
206 pp., 6.125 x 9.25
Not for Sale in British Commonwealth except Canada
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4203-4
Published: November 1987
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Incorporating the best modern work on the Poetics, Halliwell's translation is aimed at those who want a reliable version of Aristotle's ideas along with concise and stimulating guidance. A running commentary explains the structure and detail of Aristotle's argument, attempts to provoke further thought about the work's strengths and weaknesses, and offers suggestions on relating the Poetics to later stages of literary theory and practice.
About the Author
Stephen Halliwell is Professor of Greek in the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He is the author of several books on Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes, and, most recently, of Greek Laughter: A Study of Cultural Psychology from Homer to Early Christianity (2008)
For more information about Stephen Halliwell, visit the Author Page.