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L’archaia moira : une invention de Dicéarque

Abstract : It is generally agreed that the sources for Herakleides Lembos’ On Constitutions were the many Constitutions composed by Aristotle and his pupils. Since we do not know in what way they worked together, it is in no way guaranteed that the Constitution of the Lacedaemonians used by Herakleides was written by Aristotle himself. The contradiction between what he says on Sparta in the Politics and the moira-system mentioned by Herakleides suggests the opposite view, which is supported by other evidence, especially concerning the common meals. This would seem to lead to the only member of the Aristotelian group, to whom authorship of the exceptionaly successful Constitution of the Lacedaemonians was ascribed in Antiquity: Dikaiarchos of Messene.
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Annalisa Paradiso. L’archaia moira : une invention de Dicéarque. KTÈMA Civilisations de l'Orient, de la Grèce et de Rome antiques, Université de Strasbourg, 2020, KTÈMA Civilisations de l'Orient, de la Grèce et de Rome antiques, 45, pp.197-210. ⟨halshs-03069937⟩

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