This new collection of Aristotle's political writings provides the student with all the necessary materials for a full understanding of his work as a political scientist, and places it in the context of his ethical theory and science of nature. Not only does the introduction offer an unusually lucid and accessible account of The Politics, it also shows the relation between this and his studies as a constitutional historian. The Constitution of Athens is the only one of the many Constitutions produced by Aristotle's school to have survived, and this is now presented here alongside The Politics so that the student can appreciate both the empirical and the theoretical aspects of Aristotelian political science. In addition to a revised and extended introduction, this expanded Cambridge Texts edition contains an extensive guide to further reading, an index of names with biographical notes, and a glossary for The Constitution of Athens. Presentation of The Politics and The Constitution of Athens in a single volume (together with the final chapter of the Nicomachean Ethics) will make this the most attractive and convenient student edition of these seminal works currently available.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; Note on the texts; Principal events; A guide to further reading; The Nicomachean Ethics, Book X, Chapter 9; The Politics, Books I-VIII; The Constitution of Athens; Glossary to The Constitution of Athens; Index of names; General index.