Write a one-paragraph response to each question. Each answer should include at least one quotation from either the Nicomachean Ethics or the Politics to support your argument. Cite the author, text, and page number in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase. A strong paragraph addresses a single topic, can be anywhere between a quarter to three-quarters of a double-spaced page in length (75-225 words), and has (1) a topic sentence stating the argument of the paragraph and (2) a series of logically connected sentences supporting that paragraph’s argument with evidence and/or analysis.

  1. What, according to Aristotle, is the relationship between happiness and virtue?
  2. Why, according to Aristotle, is citizenship essential to happiness?
  3. What is the relationship in Aristotle between freedom and citizenship?
  4. What, according to Aristotle, is the best form of government? Why is it the best?

Read:  Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (c. 330 B.C.E.),
Book I: Chapters 1-5, 7-10, 13, Book II: Chapters 1-9*

Aristotle, Politics (c. 347-322 B.C.E.), Book I:
Chapters 1-13, Book III: Chapters 1, 4, and 5
Book III:  Chapters 6-9, 11-12, 15-18, Book IV: Chapters 7-
11, Book VI: Chapters 2-3, Book VII: Chaps. 1-3,
13-14, 17, Book VIII: Chapters 1-2