Do any other sources support Aristotles critiscism of the EPHORATE

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Aristotle critism of the Ephorate vs other sources

Aristotle:

  • 5 member are chosen from among all the people  so men not well off find themselves  holding office;  lack of money = open to bribery
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  • No other sources support this

Aristotle:

  •  The power of the ephors is excesssive and dictatorial
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 Xenophon VIII 3/4

  • Ephors have the right to punish at will, fine, depose of magistrates. Don't often allow office holders to complete their year of office.
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Aristotle critism of the Ephorate vs other sources

Aristotle:

  • Spartan kings have been forced to curry power with them

Plutarch:

  • Theyb acted as a curb again excessive power of the King

Xenophon XV:

  • Ephors don't stand when the king enters, but stay seated on special thrones. They make an oath to follow the king as long as he follows the law.
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Aristotle critism of the Ephorate vs other sources

Aristotle:

  • "present method of selection strikes me as childish"

Thucydides 85 - 87:

  • Same Ephor that make pro-war speech took the shouting vote and then made them stand on seperate sides. (Forcing segregation makes people more likely to go to the side with more people)

 Aristotle:

  • They should not have power to give verdicts on their own.
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Xenophon VIII 3/4

  • Ephors have the right to punish at will.
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