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Durham University

Department of Classics and Ancient History

Staff

Publication details for Prof. Christopher Rowe, OBE

Broadie, Sarah & Rowe, Christopher. (trans.) (2002). Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics translation, introduction and commentary . Oxford: Oxford University Press

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Amongst the works of Aristotle, the Nicomachean Ethics stands virtually alone in speaking not only to classicists, historians of ideas, and technical philosophers, but to anyone trying to make sense of practical human ideals.

In this major new presentation, Aristotle's most engaging work has been freshly translated by Christopher Rowe into perspicuous English. Sarah Broadie's accompanying commentary brings out the subtlety of Aristotle's thought as it develops line by line. (Such close exegesis is indispensable for anyone who seeks a more than superficial understanding of Artistotle's text.) Additionally, a substantial introductory section by Sarah Broadie sets out the main themes and interpretative problems in preambles to each of Aristotle's ten Books.

This scholarly and instructive treatment of Aristotle's great work of moral philosophy assumes no knowledge of Greek and will be invaluable to students reading Aristotle's text for the first time. Its emphasis on understanding the import of the text at every point will make this an equally indispensable resource for advanced students and scholars.

Notes

Translation (with historical introduction) by Christopher Rowe; philosophical introduction and commentary by Sarah Broadie.