Byzantion nea hellás
On-line version ISSN 0718-8471
GARCIA CATALDO, Héctor Eduardo. HISTORIA Y POLÍTICA EN ARISTÓTELES: Constitución de Atenas y Política. Byzantion Nea Hellás [online]. 2009, n.28, pp. 13-29. ISSN 0718-8471. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-84712009000100001.
This article highlights the close link between history and politics in Aristotelian political philosophy, and shows how Aristotle, as part of his method, used his own investigation on history and politics to uphold his proposal of an ideal politeia, in which to include the middle class as an indispensable factor of stability. He thereby overcame both the Platonic conception of war, and the predominance of civil wars in the Greek world. For Aristotle friendship (filid) was the basis of political life.
Keywords : History; politics; politeia; stasis; middle class; friendship.