Author: Aristotle  | Date: 350 BC

Chapters XIV-XVI. How to proceed in framing a Constitution.

XIV. The legislator must pay attention to three subjects in particular: (a) The Deliberative Assembly which is different in each form of constitution.

XV. (b) The Executive. Here he must know what offices are indispensable and which of them may be conveniently combined in the person of one magistrate; also whether the same offices should be supreme in every state; also which of the twelve or more methods of making appointments should be adopted in each case.

XVI. (c) The Courts of Law. Here he must consider the kinds of law-courts, their spheres of action, their methods of procedure.


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Chicago: Aristotle, "Chapters XIV-XVI. How to Proceed in Framing a Constitution.," Politics, trans. Benjamin Jowett Original Sources, accessed December 3, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TK68I56Y27LF5A.

MLA: Aristotle. "Chapters XIV-XVI. How to Proceed in Framing a Constitution." Politics, translted by Benjamin Jowett, Original Sources. 3 Dec. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TK68I56Y27LF5A.

Harvard: Aristotle, 'Chapters XIV-XVI. How to Proceed in Framing a Constitution.' in Politics, trans. . Original Sources, retrieved 3 December 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TK68I56Y27LF5A.