This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
1 Cf. Aristotle Politics 1316 b 7 and 1264 a 25.
2 Aristotle, Politics 1261 b 38, takes this as the actual number of the military class. Sparta, according to Xenephon, Rep. Lac. 1. 1, was τῶν ὀλιγανθρωποτάτων πόλεων, yet one of the strongest. Cf. also Aristotle Politics 1270 a 14 f. In the LawsPlato proposes the number 5040 which Aristotle thinks too large, Politics 1265 a 15.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.