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 quoted from
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:
"/Politics/" - 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.
(Last edited: 17 Nov 2009.)