Constitution of Athens [-320]
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Probably written by a pupil of Aristotle, it is the first history of Athens as a model democracy, how it came into existence, and how it operated in practice.
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Table of Contents:
EXPLANATION OF TERMS FOR THE ENGLISH READER.
THE CONSTITUTION OF ATHENS.
CHAP. I.: Kylon.
CHAP. II.: The oligarchical constitution.
CHAP. III.: Before Draco’s time.
CHAP. IV.: Draco’s laws.
CHAP. V.: Civil dissensions; Solon.
CHAP. VI.: Solon; charge against him.
CHAP. VII.: His constitution.
CHAP. VIII.: Solon’s constitution.
CHAP. IX.: How Solon gave power to the people.
CHAP. X.: Reforms the currency, weights and measures.
CHAP. XI.: Goes abroad.
CHAP. XII.: The testimony of his own poems.
CHAP. XIII.: Party divisions immediately following.
CHAP. XIV.: Peisistratus makes himself tyrant; his exile and return.
CHAP. XV.: How he disarmed the people.
CHAP. XVI.: His government moderate and popular.
CHAP. XVII.: Succeeded by his sons.
CHAP. XVIII.: Harmodius and Aristogeiton.
CHAP. XIX.: Expulsion of the Peisistratidæ.
CHAP. XX.: Isagoras and Kleisthenes.
CHAP. XXI.: The constitution of Kleisthenes.
CHAP. XXII.: The times immediately following; ostracism; building of a hundred triremes.
CHAP. XXIII.: Recovery of power by the Areopagus; Themistokles and Aristides.
CHAP. XXIV.: Athens lays claims to the leadership of Greece.
CHAP. XXV.: Overthrow of the Areopagus by Ephialtes and Themistokles.
CHAP. XXVI.: Growth of the Democracy; Kimon.
CHAP. XXVII.: Perikles.
CHAP. XXVIII.: His successors; Nikias, Kleon, Thucydides, Theramenes.
CHAP. XXIX.: The four hundred; the proposals of Pythodorus.
CHAP. XXX.: The constitution as proposed for the future.
CHAP. XXXI.: The constitution as proposed for the immediate present.
CHAP. XXXII.: The government of the four hundred.
CHAP. XXXIII.: It lasted four months, and was good.
CHAP. XXXIV.: Arginusæ Ægospotami Lysander and establishment of the oligarchy.
CHAP. XXXV.: The thirty and their government.
CHAP. XXXVI.: Protests of Theramenes.
CHAP. XXXVII.: Theramenes put to death, and the Lacedæmonans call ed in.
CHAP. XXXVIII.: End of the thirty, and reconciliation of parties.
CHAP. XXXIX.: Terms of the reconciliation.
CHAP. XL.: Its conclusion; action of Archinus.
CHAP. XLI.: Recapitulation of the preceding changes; the sovereign power of the people.
CHAP. XLII.: Admission to citizenship; training of the Ephebi.
CHAP. XLIII.: Election to offices, by lot or vote.
CHAP. XLIV.: The Council continued.
CHAP. XLV.: Deprived of the power of putting to death.
CHAP. XLVI.: The Council continued.
CHAP. XLVII.: The treasurers of Athena; the government-sellers.
CHAP. XLVIII.: The receivers; auditors.
CHAP. XLIX.: The Council holds a muster of the Knights, etc.
CHAP. L: Surveyors of temples; city magistrates.
CHAP. LI.: Clerks of the market; inspectors of weights and measures, etc.
CHAP. LII.: The Eleven; suits decided within a month.
CHAP. LIII.: Judicial officers; arbitrators.
CHAP. LIV.: Surveyors of roads; auditors; secretaries.
CHAP. LV.: The archons; how they are appointed.
CHAP. LVI.: The archon (Eponymus); his duties.
CHAP. LVII.: The king archon; his duties.
CHAP. LVIII: The commander-in-chief, polemarch
CHAP. LIX.: The Thesmothetæ; their functions.
CHAP. LX.: The directors of games; the sacred oil.
CHAP. LXI.: Election by vote to all offices of war department.
CHAP. LXII.: Pay attached to offices
CHAP. LXIII.: Appointment of jurors.