rwise?” “No, indeed I don't,” said
he.“Would not this, then, be
the best rule and measure for our governors of the proper size of the city
and of the territory that they should mark off for a city of that size and
seek no more?” “What is the measure?”
“I think,” said I, “that they should let it
grow so long as in its growth it consentsThe Greek idea of governemnt required that the citizens know one
another. They would not have called Babylon, London,
or Chicago cities. Cf.
Introduction p. xxviii, Fowler, Greek City State, passim,
Newman, Aristotle Politics vol. i. Introduction pp.
314-315, and Isocrates' complaint that Athens was too large, Antidosis