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Patrios Politeia
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(πάτριος πολιτεία/pátrios politeía, 'Constitution of the Fathers'). Political slogan; in the Athens of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC), enduring the pressure of stark polarizations and in view of military defeats, it was an incitement to a renunciation of 'radical' democracy. However, the political and historical paradigm for any return to the PP- Dracon [2] ([Aristot.] Ath. Pol. 4,2f.), Solon's eunomía, Cleisthenes [2] or the 'Rule of Areopagus' during the great Persian War ([Aristot.] Ath. Pol. 23,1 and Aristot. Pol. 5,1304a) - remain controver…

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Lehmann, Gustav Adolf (Göttingen), “Patrios Politeia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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