The Oxford Aristotle is a comprehensive collection of the works of Aristotle. It includes translations of virtually all available texts by Aristotle in their original language, with facing-page Latin translation and full scholarly apparatus. 

The Oxford Aristotle was compiled and edited by David Ross from 1948 to 1954. 

It has become a standard reference tool for scholars in the field, and its second edition has been described as “the indispensable starting point for any serious study of these texts in their original form”.

The first edition of the Oxford Aristotle was produced by David Ross in three volumes. The first volume included the “Organon”, the second volume covered works I–XIV of the “Metaphysics”, and the third volume covered works XV–XVII of the “Metaphysics”, as well as works I–IV of Book Gamma. In addition, an abridged one-volume edition was published in 1954.

The second edition comprises four volumes. 

Volumes I and II include translations of all available texts by Aristotle written in Greek, with page translations into Latin for use by those not reading Greek. 

These books aristotle selections 1927 and political writings. The aim of the book is to present and explain these writings as a coherent whole rather than as separate investigations which have only been united by Aristotle himself. 

Here are some points about the works of Aristotle:-

Aristotle was born in Stagira (in Greek Macedonia, now part of North Greece). 

He studied under Plato at Athens for twenty years, then travelled to Asia Minor where he visited the court of Xenocrates. He returned to Athens to teach at the Academy, which had been founded by Plato. When Plato died in 347 BC Aristotle left Athens and returned to Stagira.

His birthplace was named after him by the Romans. 

The name of Aristotle’s birthplace, Stagira, is still known by its Latin name of Stagira. The town is now known as Kalpaki in Northern Greece and is located in the district of West Macedonia in northern Greece. 

This name derives from the Greek word “Kali”, meaning “bright”, and “paei”, meaning “country”. The town’s Latin name was Kalpe (plural: Calpe).

Stagira, or Kalpaki, is a small town with a population of around 2000 people located on the banks of the river Pangaio (the Ancient Erasine) at an altitude of about .

His father was a doctor in the court of a Macedonian king. 

He was a physician to Philip II of Macedon, but when Philip died in 336 BC his son Alexander took over. Aristotle’s father then subsequently joined the court of Alexander the Great when he acceded to the throne in 336 BC.

Aristotle loved books and read widely from an early age. 

Aristotle loved books and read widely from an early age, and is said to have gone through many different tutors before meeting Plato at age 18. 

Though not unusual for a person at his time, he left no children behind him, but his work has remained throughout history as one of humanity’s greatest contributions to knowledge and understanding.

Aristotle retired from teaching in his early fifties. 

Aristotle retired from teaching in his early fifties, and after living for a while at the court of Philip, father of Alexander the Great, he returned to his native city of Stagira. 

He is said to have died there at a relatively young age of 63 or 68 years old or perhaps even younger. If he did die at 53 years old, he would have died three years after Plato’s death in 347 BC.

His ideas are universally influential and admired by people throughout history”.

It is argued that “Aristotle was the first genuinely scientific thinker and writer” and, as such, his ideas are universally influential and admired by people throughout history. 

His ideas have been a huge influence on Western thought and understanding, as well as those in the East.

Many people think that Aristotle was a student of Plato. 

Many people think that Aristotle was a student of Plato. However, this is not completely true. 

It is true that he studied under Plato for twenty years, but it must be remembered that Plato founded the Academy in his mid thirties whereas Aristotle came to Athens at age 18 to study with him. 

Also, when Plato died in 347 BC, the Academy moved to the town of Mantineia where it remained until it was closed down by Philippus II in 323 BC.

Aristotle was a pioneer in the study of zoology, biology, and ecology. 

In addition to his philosophical ideas, Aristotle was also a pioneer in the study of zoology, biology, and ecology. As such he has been influential not only on people of his time but throughout history as well as those today. In fact, his book “History of Animals” is still used by many scholarly institutions today.


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