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    DescriptionProbably 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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    Title
    The Athenian Constitution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aristotle, Translated by P. J. Rhodes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Modern (1453-)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140444315
    ISBN 10: 0140444319
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
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    LC classification: JC71.A41 R48 1984
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, maps, index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    02 October 1984
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.