The Athenian Constitution
Engrossing insight into political archetypes: Cleisthenes is the archetypal reformer, and Pisistratus the archetypal tyrant. To watch the two great men swivel and twist and maneuver is gripping, exciting, and visionary - it casts forward to Tacitus, Machiavelli, and to present day Prussian, Nazi and American politics. Riveting stuff!
Cleisthenes is my hero. Anyone, anywhere, anytime who wants to improve the world can benefit from i...more
For me, what really comes out in reading this work is how many opportunities for participation were available to Athenia...more
Il trattato della scienza politica greca per eccellenza. Personalmente, preferisco di gran lunga l'Aristotele solo-politico all'Aristotele omni-filosofo, che in questo testo dà il meglio di sé.
Una lettura d'obbligo per gli addetti ai lavori e una lettura consigliata agli amanti del mondo classico nella sua espressione più fortunata e riuscita: la democrazia ateniese.
Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.) numbers among the greatest philosophers of all time. Judged solely in terms of his philosophical influence, only Plato is his peer: Aristotle's works shaped centuries of philosophy from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance, and even today continue to be studied with keen, non-antiquarian interest. A prodigious researcher and wri...more