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This new translation of Aristotle's Politics is a model of accuracy and consistency and fits seamlessly with the translator's Nicomachean Ethics, allowing the two to be read together, as Aristotle intended.
Sequentially numbered endnotes provide the information most needed at each juncture, while a detailed Index of Terms indicates places where focused discussion of key notions occurs. A general Introduction prepares the reader for the work that lies ahead, explaining what sort of work it is and what sort of evidence it relies on.
"David Reeve's new translation of the Politics is certain to become the primary and indispensable tool for anyone undertaking a careful study of Aristotle's great work. Newcomers to this treatise as well as advanced scholars will learn enormously from the Introduction, extensive notes, and detailed index."
—Richard Kraut, Northwestern University
About the Author:
C. D. C. Reeve is Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His recent books include Action, Contemplation, and Happiness: An Essay on Aristotle (2012), Blindness and Reorientation: Problems in Plato's Republic (2012), and Aristotle on Practical Wisdom: Nicomachean Ethics Book VI (2013). He has translated Plato's Cratylus (1997), Euthyphoro, Apology, and Crito (2002), Republic (2004), and Meno (2006), as well as Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (2014), and Metaphysics (2016).