Aristotle was the most renowned Ancient Greek philosopher for nearly 2,000 years, and his most famous work was on the art of persuasion. Aristotle is widely credited with being the forbearer of the study of the art of rhetoric.
For these reasons, Aristotle was often critical of those who employed rhetoric and made a profession out of the written word. In Poetics, Aristotle writes at length about the idea of literary theory, discussing the profession of Greece's dramatists. It's not exactly a friendly commentary toward Greece's literary professionals. This edition of Aristotle’s Poetics is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with pictures of the famous Greek philosophers.