Rettorica et Poetica D’Aristotile.

Early Venetian edition of Bernardo Segni's translation of Aristotle's poems and rhetoric; from the library of Dr. Thomas C. Oden

Rettorica et Poetica D’Aristotile.

ARISTOTLE. TRANSLATED BY BERNARDO SEGNI,.

$1,250.00

Item Number: RRB-95873.

Venice: per Bartholomeo detto l'Imperador & Francesco suo genero 1551.

Early Venetian edition of Bernardo Segni’s translation of Aristotle’s poems and rhetoric. Small octavo, bound in full 19th century calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels, gilt ruled, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. From the library of one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century, Dr. Thomas C. Oden. Regarded as the founder of the paleo-orthodox movement, Oden taught with a mission “to prepare the postmodern Christian community for its third millennium by returning again to the careful study and respectful following of the central tradition of classical Christianity.” In very good condition. A unique association.

Based on an analysis of Homer's epic of the Trojan war, The Illiad, Aristotle determined that poetry sought universal truths while history strove to explain the particular. From this Aristotle concluded poetry was superior to history. Aristotelian theorists of the Renaissance agreed on two basic principles: first, that the poem had to have been written several centuries ago and second, that the historical events narrated in the poem did not need to be exact but only to approximate reality. Therefore the author of an epic had more freedom of fantasy than an historian.

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