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Aristotle and Xenophon on Democracy and Oligarchy

Aristotle and Xenophon on Democracy and Oligarchy

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By (author) J. M. Moore, Foreword by Kurt A. Raaflaub

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 326 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 25mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 28 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520266056
  • ISBN 13: 9780520266056
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 634,688

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This collection contains: Aristotle's "The Constitution of Athens"; Xenophon's "The Politeia of the Spartans"; "The Constitution of the Athenians" ascribed to Xenophon the Orator; and, "The Boeotian Constitution" from the Oxyrhynchus Historian. In bringing together, translating, and annotating these constitutional documents from ancient Greece thirty five years ago, J.M. Moore produced an authoritative work of the highest scholarship. There is an explanatory essay by classics scholar Kurt A. Raaflaub that expands this indispensable collection.

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J. M. Moore was a noted classics scholar, translator, and author whose books include Variorum: A Greek Translation Book and The Manuscript Tradition of Polybius. Kurt A. Raaflaub is David Herlihy University Professor and Professor of Classics and History at Brown University.

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"This collection proves invaluable for both scholars and teaching purposes." -- Marlene K. Sokolon European Legacy 20130401