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  • 1. Writing Assignment Due: Per.5 Wed 9/28 Per. 1, 2, 3 Thurs 9/29<br />Directions: Please Help! I lost my memory and I don’t remember how to read and I want to understand how Plato and Aristotle influenced our government! Will you please read the quotes below and translate them into your own words? You must translate every quote in order to ensure full credit.<br />Ca. St 10.1.2Trace the development of the Western political ideas of the rule of law and illegitimacy of tyranny, using selections from Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics. <br />He who trusts any man with supreme power gives it to a wild beast, for such his appetite sometimes makes him: passion influences those in power, even the best of men, but law is reason without desire… -Aristotle <br />1.___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________<br />It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.-Aristotle, Politics<br />2.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________<br />At first, in the early days of his power, [the tyrant] is full of smiles… [but later] he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.-Plato, The Republic<br />3.___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________<br />

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