This is the Table Of
Contents (TOC) of this html-edition of Aristotle's Politics in
the format of my site, and divided it into its eight books as separate
files plus this TOC.
The text I used is
Benjamin Jowett's 19th Century translation, and I have also used - for
my notes, and to check and compare Jowett's text - the edition of the
work in Penguin Classics, in which I read it first. This is "The
Politics", translated by T.A. Sinclair, Penguin Classics, 1967.
The texts that follow have
many links, and come all with a group of usually four arrows at the beginning
and the end of each text, that look thus:
These have in general the following effect when clicked:
- previous file
- Table of Contents
- Notes or Text associated with the file
- next file
Every file of Aristotle's text
links to a file with my notes, the links to which are between square
brackets, as in "". In order to allow the reader to
read my notes independently, they all start with a quotation in blue of
the passage they annotate, and that generally ends with the link to the
note in Aristotle's text.
Because the passages I
annotate are repeated in my Notes, it is possible to read the Notes
without reading the Text that is annotated. However, each file of
Notes has at its beginning a link to the Text it annotates, and likewise
that Text has at its beginning a link to my Notes to it, and as
explained each Note also has a link to the Text and the place is is
Those who download my
edition of Aristotle's "Politics" and my notes should realize that the
links to and from the notes are retained only if they are placed in
directory-structures of the following form:
- that includes Aristotle's textfiles and the TOC
"/Politics/Notes/" - that includes my
textfiles of notes
How this directory and its
subdirectory are otherwise attached to a filesystem on the computer you
use is irrelevant, but the above is required for having the many links
work when reading off line.
Also, it may be remarked
that the reading of my Notes may be preferable for many to the
reading of Aristotle's text, because my Notes very likely contain all or most
of the best bits of Aristotle's text in quotation.
The Notes still remain to
be added, at this moment in time.
November 11, 2007.
17 Nov 2009.)