The Athenian Constitution

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603862455
  • Publisher: Watchmaker Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/20/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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Aristotle was born in Macedonia in 384 bc. For twenty years he studied at Athens in the academy of Plato, before becoming tutor of the young Alexander the Great. When Alexander became king of Macedonia in 336, Aristotle returned to Athens and founded his own school and research institute, the Lyceum. Aristotle fled to Calcis in 323 in the aftermath of Alexander's death, where he died a year later. P J Rhodes is Professor of Ancient History at Durham University, and is a Fellow of the British Academy. His major work is Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenation Politeia.

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Table of Contents

The Athenian ConstitutionList 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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    Cypher - All. Ok so my da<_>mn tablet broke and I am cu

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    the athenian constitution

    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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    Cypher ~ ALL CAMPERS OF AC It has come to my attention that the

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    It has come to my attention that there is talk of wars and rebellions. As far as wars, anyone who participates in an attack against another camp speaks for themselves only and not the camp as a whole. As far as rebellions, anyone found participating in any rebellious acts will be immediately and forcefully removed from the camp. Anyone found with the conspiracy to rebell will suffer the same fate. This camp will not fall to a couple of ragtag self obsessed idiots that can't let go of the past. We will be organizing a camp militia to keep peace and order. Anyone who wishes to join this militia can talk to me to see if they meet the requirements. 

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    Noah : *floats in the air above her head* you're slow *shake my

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