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Athenian Constitution : Written in the School of Aristotle - (Paperback)

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Rhodes presents a new translation of the Athenaion Politeia with commentary that he describes as more punctilious than his 1984 translation, corrected in 2002. The text is preserved not through the western manuscript tradition, he says, but only on papyrus, and is the only survivor from a collection of Greek constitutions (together with a constitution of Carthage) attributed to Aristotle, and certainly written in his school but probably not by Aristotle himself. He explains that the first part, about two thirds of the whole, is a history of the constitution to the end of the fifth century drawing on a range of sources that preserves a good deal of material that has not survived elsewhere, and shows how a fourth-century writer tried to make sense of the material available. The second part is unprecedented in giving an account of the constitution's working in the author's own time, and was based on the laws currently in force and on direct observation. Distributed in the US by Turpin Distribution. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 441
Genre: History, Literary Criticism, Philosophy
Series Title: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Liverpool Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2017
TCIN: 53078735
UPC: 9781786948373
Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-8554
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