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The Life and Times of Aristotle (Biography from Ancient Civilizations Series)
     

The Life and Times of Aristotle (Biography from Ancient Civilizations Series)

by Jim Whiting
 
Science wasn't the only area that Aristotle examined. He founded one of the most important schools of the ancient world. He offered ideas on the best way to live. He developed a theory of drama that many modern screenwriters follow. He studied scores of different systems of government. Some of the conclusions from this study are reflected in the U.S. Constitution.

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Science wasn't the only area that Aristotle examined. He founded one of the most important schools of the ancient world. He offered ideas on the best way to live. He developed a theory of drama that many modern screenwriters follow. He studied scores of different systems of government. Some of the conclusions from this study are reflected in the U.S. Constitution. This all-around genius had a huge impact on history.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-While these titles are well illustrated and have simplified basic maps and glossaries, they fail to explain adequately the importance of these figures throughout history or their impact on society today. Cicero is particularly confusing. With no contextual explanation of the Roman political system, modern readers will be very perplexed. There are also inconsistencies and errors. Herodotus and Plato are choppily written, poorly organized, and incomplete. So little is known about Herodotus's life that most of the book rehashes the Persian War, misspelling a key player (it's Sicinnus, not Sinnicus). Plato focuses on the man's political writings and omits his famous allegory of the cave. Aristotle, a vast improvement over the other titles, is still only adequate. Margaret J. Anderson and Karen F. Stephenson's Aristotle (Enslow, 2004) is just as serviceable.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584155089
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Biography from Ancient Civilizations: Legends, Folklore, and Stories of Ancient Worlds Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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