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Athenian Democratic Originsand Other Essays$
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Geoffrey de Ste. Croix, David Harvey, and Robert Parker

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199255177

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255177.001.0001

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The Athenaion Politeia and Early Athenian History

The Athenaion Politeia and Early Athenian History

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Athenian Democratic Origins


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This essay examines Aristotle's attitude towards the Athenaion Politeia. Topics discussed include Athenaion Politeia and the Politics; the sources of Aristotle's account of Athenian constitutional history, in the Politics and more particularly the Ath. Pol.; an examination of explicit evidence for supposing that Aristotle relied heavily upon Androtion (the representative early Atthidographer) as an authority for his historical material in the Ath. Pol., and Aristotle and the documentary sources.

Keywords:   Aristotle, Athenaion Politeia, Politics, Athenian constitutional history

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