The Constitution of Athens (Greek: ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ) was written by Aristotle or one of his students. The text was lost until discovered in the late 19th century in Egypt. Topics discussed include Solon's legislative reforms abolishing debt slavery and the rise and decline of democracy and tyranny in Athens. Translated by Frederic G. Kenyon. Painting: Triumph of the Marine Venus by Sebastiano Ricci. Scanned by The J. Paul Getty Museum.