Aristotle on Carthage


1. What is Aristotle's opinion of Carthaginian government? Why?


2. To which Greek states is the Carthaginian government similar? How?


3. How are Carthaginian kings different from Lacedaemonian (Spartan) ones?


4. How do the Carthaginian kings incline more to democracy?


5. How does the Carthaginian constitution incline more to oligarchy than aristocracy?


6. What does Aristotle think about this oligarchic feature of the Carthaginian constitution?


7. What is Aristotle's opinion of the Carthaginian practice of allowing a single individual to hold more than one public office simultaneously?


8. How does Aristotle say that the Carthaginians avoid the evils of oligarchy?