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By Stephen Crane

ISBN-10: 0061911909

ISBN-13: 9780061911903

Even though top identified for The crimson Badge of braveness, his vintage novel of guys at warfare, in his tragically short existence and occupation Stephen Crane produced a wealth of news — between them "The Monster," "The Upturned Face," "The Open Boat," and the identify tale — that stand one of the such a lot acclaimed and enduring within the background of yank fiction. This fantastic quantity collects tales of detailed strength and diversity during which impressionistic, hallucinatory, and sensible events alike are brilliantly conveyed in the course of the chilly, occasionally brutal irony of Crane's narrative voice.

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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. ” Otherwise, if she chose not to get married, Aristotle ordered that she be lodged in one of his houses, in Stagira or in the section of the house at Chalcis reserved for guests, and that these houses should be supplied with all the 16 • Chapter One • furnishings necessary, in the judgment of Herpyllis herself.

9). 2). Aristotle conformed to a tradition, attested to as early as the period of the Sophists,28 of choosing a famous master from whom to learn philosophy. We know nothing specific about his reason for coming to Athens. As I have already noted above (p. 11), the Arabic biographer Usaibia stated that Aristotle’s guardian, Proxenus, entrusted the young man to Plato, because Proxenus and Plato were friends. 30 What did Aristotle find when he arrived in Athens to study philosophy? According to H. von Arnim’s reconstruction (1898, ch.

132). The many passages in which Aristotle speaks about medicine do not give any useful indications on this point. 9 Dionysius of Halicarnassus tells us that Aristotle’s mother was a descendant of the Chalcidians who founded Stagira. Thucydides, however, claims that Stagira was founded by colonists from Andros, as we have seen, and not by Chalcidians. In antiquity, to say that someone was descended from the founders of a polis was a way of honoring them. 14). 10 Aristotle also had a brother called Arimnestus,11 who died before Aristotle, without children, and was mentioned in his will.

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