The Household as the Foundation of Aristotle's Polis

Cambridge University Press (2006)
Among ancient writers Aristotle offers the most profound analysis of the ancient Greek household and its relationship to the state. The household was not the family in the modern sense of the term, but a much more powerful entity with significant economic, political, social, and educational resources. The success of the polis in all its forms lay in the reliability of households to provide it with the kinds of citizens it needed to ensure its functioning. In turn, the state offered the members of its households a unique opportunity for humans to flourish. This book explains how Aristotle thought household and state interacted within the polis.
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Call number JC71.A7.N34 2006
ISBN(s) 0521849349   9780521849340     9781107403673
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