n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - The concept of in Aristotle and the Macedonian monarchy

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The Aristotelian concept of encompasses both the ideas of 'power' and 'narrow oligarchy'. The term in the latter sense is of limited application to the Macedonian state. Through an examination of contemporary texts, we can see how Alexander would have understood . There was one limited instance in which could have applied to the Macedonian state: times of succession crises and the period after Alexander's death when the Macedonian empire was ruled by a narrow clique.


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