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The Athenian Constitution

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"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence" - attributed to Aristotle
Along with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) is one of the triumvirate of philosophers responsible for the establishment of Western philosophy as it exists today. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were among the first to refine philosophical thought, and Socrates is credited with devising the Socratic Method as a way to argue and debate points rationally. The Ancient Greek philosophers ...
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Overview

"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence" - attributed to Aristotle
Along with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) is one of the triumvirate of philosophers responsible for the establishment of Western philosophy as it exists today. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were among the first to refine philosophical thought, and Socrates is credited with devising the Socratic Method as a way to argue and debate points rationally. The Ancient Greek philosophers further stressed the importance of virtue and stoicism, advocating the improvement of one's self through constant learning and knowledge. These teachings and practices formed the foundation for philosophy and psychology as fields of study.
Still, Aristotle was very much his own philosopher. Though he studied at Plato's famous academy, he was not hesitant to counter or criticize Plato's philosophical stances on certain issues. In fact, Aristotle was the most renowned Ancient Greek philosopher for nearly 2,000 years, and his most famous work is Rhetoric, his preeminent treatise on the art of persuasion. Aristotle is widely credited with being the forbearer of the study of the art of rhetoric.
One of Aristotle's acclaimed works is The Athenian Constitution, which is a history of the Constitution that governed the world's first democracy in Ancient Athens. In addition to discussing how the Constitution came about, Aristotle explains some the Constitution's important terms and parts as well, and it's clear how important Athenian democracy and its rules have been to today's democracies and representative governments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781161456882
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/23/2010
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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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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Table of Contents

The Athenian Constitution List of Illustrations and Maps
Introduction

THE ATHENIAN CONSTITUTION
THE EPITOME OF HERACLIDES

Notes
Chronological Table
Bibliography
Glossary and Subject Index
Index of Persons and Places

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  • Posted April 13, 2010

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    the athenian constitution was very interesting as part of a study of the history of democracy as it unfolded in ancient greece. some may be disappointed that a morjority amoung 5000 was the penultimate achievement rather than a vote of the general population, yet i believe for it's time this was quite an achievement. the ebb and flow of democracy across centuries in ancient greece is chronicled along with brief descriptions of athens great leaders and their defining issues. my greatest disappointment with the book was it's brevity and i found it quite a short read. for any one concerning themselves with the history of democracy this is a must read.

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