Bryn Mawr Classical Review 96.04.25


David Ross, Aristotle (6th ed. with a new intro. by John L. Ackrill). New York: Routledge, 1995. Pp. xvi + 316. $18.95. ISBN 0-415-12068-3.

Noted by Pat Curd, Purdue University,

It is good to have Ross's Aristotle back in print; but Routledge has chosen to re-set the type, moving the notes from the bottom of the page (where they were for the first five editions) to the ends of the chapters. This is not an improvement. J.L. Ackrill has provided a short introduction (six pages) which says a bit about Ross himself and briefly mentions some recent trends in Aristotle scholarship. There are more introductory works on Aristotle now than there were when the book was originally published (and re-issued in its later editions), but Ross's book retains an important place as a helpful handbook on Aristotle. A regrettably short "Bibliographical Note" is appended to Ross's 1953 bibliography.