The Politics is one of the most influential texts in the history of political thought, and it raises issues which still confront anyone who wants to think seriously about the ways in which human societies are organized and governed. By examining the way societies are run--from households to city states--Aristotle establishes how successful constitutions can best be initiated and upheld. For this edition, Sir Ernest Barker's fine translation, which has been widely used for nearly half a century, has been extensively revised to meet the needs of the modern reader. The accessible introduction and clear notes examine the historical and philosophical background of the work and discuss its significance for modern political thought.
"The translation is very clear; good for the undergraduate classroom. The footnotes are excellent--helpful without being overwhelming."--Karen Adkins, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
"Still the best [translation]; I haven't found any better."--Christopher Rocco, University of Connecticut
"Excellent notes and summaries--very helpful."--Leslie Collins Edwards, University of California, San Diego
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