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By Chrétien de Troyes

ISBN-10: 0140445218

ISBN-13: 9780140445213

Brilliant adventures abound in those courtly romances: Erec and Enide, Cligés, The Knight of the Cart, The Knight with the Lion, and The tale of the Grail.

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Many authors, including Zeller (1897, 1:17n3), say that one of Aristotle’s first activities in the Academy was to offer a “course” in rhetoric. It seems difficult to believe, however, that there would ever have been interest within the Academy for any teaching of rhetoric that would be technical and practical, like that found in the school of Isocrates (von Arnim 1898, p. 19). 45 One could rather consider it to have been a study concerning the nature of conviction, more theoretical than technical, like the one contained in Book I of the Rhetoric.

The condition of the metic was in no way despicable or servile, and at the beginning of Plato’s Republic, the 20 • Chapter One • honest metic Cephalus is treated with great respect. 37 And, on the other hand, we should also keep in mind the fact that Aristotle’s scientific works are almost silent about his personal affairs. Concerning the issue of the relationship between Aristotle and Plato, there are two distinct traditions: some sources maintain that relations between master and student were always cordial, while other sources claim that there was a falling out.

The question is probably not worth the ink spilled on it, often large quantities, from the end of the nineteenth century until our times (see Gottschalk 1972, pp. 323–­ 325, with bibliography and status quaestionis). It is unlikely that Nicomachus was the editor24 of the ethical treatise known under the title Nicomachean Ethics, since he must have died rather young. 52). Now let’s enter the sphere of pure gossip. Great awkwardness, on the part of both ancient authors as well as scholars of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, was occasioned by the figure of Herpyllis, a woman who “was good” to Aristotle, and for whom he wished to ensure a quiet existence.

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