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The Athenian Constitution (The Penguin classics) [Kindle Edition]

Aristotle , Peter John Rhodes , P. Rhodes
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Probably written by a student of Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution is both a history and an analysis of Athens' political machinery between the seventh and fourth centuries BC, which stands as a model of democracy at a time when city-states lived under differing kinds of government. The writer recounts the major reforms of Solon, the rule of the tyrant Pisistratus and his sons, the emergence of the democracy in which power was shared by all free male citizens, and the leadership of Pericles and the demagogues who followed him. He goes on to examine the city's administration in his own time - the council, the officials and the judicial system. For its information on Athens' development and how the democracy worked, The Athenian Constitution is an invaluable source of knowledge about the Athenian city-state.

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[They were tried] by a court empanelled from among the noble families, and sworn upon the sacrifices. The part of accuser was taken by Myron. They were found guilty of the sacrilege, and their bodies were cast out of their graves and their race banished for evermore. In view of this expiation, Epimenides the Cretan performed a purification of the city.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1415 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0140444319
  • Publisher: Penguin; Reprint edition (1 July 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9VF8
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Aristotle was born at Stageira, in the dominion of the kings of Macedonia, in 384 BC. For twenty years he studied at Athens in the Academy of Plato, on whose death in 347 he left, and, some time later, became tutor of the young Alexander the Great. When Alexander succeeded to the throne of Macedonia in 335, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his school and research institute, the Lyceum, to which his great erudition attracted a large number of scholars.

After Alexander's death in 323, anti-Macedonian feeling drove Aristotle out of Athens, and he fled to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. His writings, which were of extraordinary range, profoundly affected the whole course of ancient and medieval philosophy, and they are still eagerly studied and debated by philosophers today. Very many of them have survived and among the most famous are the Ethics and the Politics.


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5.0 out of 5 stars college 11 Feb 2014
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A college book that my son needed for his classics A level. It was required and it fitted the bill exactly.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Good in print but e version is terrible 6 Oct 2012
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This is a good book in paperback but terrible on Kindle. In the beginning,the author refers to columns of information to be used for finding information in the book. On Kindle these columns are rendered as one thin vertical column which is totally unintelligible. Worse than this you cannot jump from section to section using the controller, you have to go page by page or know some key-word, go to the menu, and do a search. This is a reference book which is very hard to reference on Kindle. I strongly recommend buying the paperback version.
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It is great to have the literary works of some of the ancient worlds greatest writers, and thinkers to have with us here today.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Athenian Constitution 22 Jan 2013
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In good condition. Used by my daughter at college and 'well used' by her but was what she needed for the class.
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