The Athenians Constitution is attributed to Aristotle and his students. It describes the political system of ancient Athens and is a commentary on the development of constitutional democracy in ancient Greece. The treatise was made between 330 and 322 BC. The work consists of two parts. The first part, deals with the different iterations of the constitution, from the trial of the Alcmaeonidae until 403 BC. The second part describes the city's institutions, including the terms of access to citizenship, magistrates and the courts. It traces the progression of Greek rulers and the constitutional reforms they initiated—or in some cases their suppression of constitutional rights and privileges. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.
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- Jul 27, 2012
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- By (author): Aristotle, By (author): Sir Frederic G. Kenyon