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Single Idea 1781

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / B. Nature of a State / 3. Constitutions]

Full Idea

Stoics say the best political constitution is a mixed one, combined of democracy, and kingly power, and aristocracy.

Gist of Idea

Stoics favour a mixture of democracy, monarchy and aristocracy


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 07.Ze.66

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.307