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Koller, Musse, pp . 35-36. 57 Education and Culture in the Political Thought of Aristotle are to be taught not only on account of their usefulness, such as the learning of letters, but also because they make further kinds of learning possible ; and drawing must similarly be taught not in order that they may not make mistakes in their private pur­ chases or that they may be able to guard against deception in the buying or selling of articles , but rather because it makes them observant [ thior'itikon] of physical beauty.

43 Education and Culture in the Political Thought of Aristotle the city not only vulgar language (aischrologia) but every kind of indecency in paintings , statue s , and speeches ( 1 336b3 - 1 6) . To this rule he recognizes, however, two exceptions : those who have attained the proper age may attend festivals of the gods where a certain scurrility is traditionally permitted , and ,J hey may attend performances of iambic verses and of comedy . As to what Aristotle means by the proper age , it is indicated rather precisely in his remark concerning comic and iambic perfor­ mances .

Of recent studies see particularly Otfried Hoffe , Praktische Philosophie: Das Modell des Aristoteles (Munich/Salzburg, 1 9 7 1 ) , and Gunther Bien, Die Grundlegung tier politischen Philosophie bei Aristoteles (Munich/Freiburg, 1 9 73), pp. 59-69 , 1 03- 3 7 . 31 Education and Culture in the Political Thought of Aristotle Aristotelian political science is a practical science , as it seems, not from necessity but from choice . To repeat : Aristotle ' s political science is distinguished from theoretical science above all by the fact that it is for the sake or in the service of action .

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