- Author: Geoffrey Percival
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- ISBN: 9781107497719
- Page: 192
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the fact that they are base, have no stability in friendship: for they do not remain even like themselves for long, much less like each other. They do become friends, but only for a short time, as each rejoices in the other's badness.
Originally published in 1940, this book contains an expanded English translation of Books 8 and 9 of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. These two books are devoted to a discussion on the nature of friendship and the role it played in Greek life, and Percival supplies an introduction with a background to the subject of ancient friendship prior to Aristotle's formulation. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ancient friendship or the philosophy of Aristotle.