Thucydides (6.58) has Hippias disarming the Athenians by a trick just after his brother Hipparchus had been assassinated so possibly Aristotle is wrong to say that the Athenians had been disarmed already earlier by their father Pisistratus.
Polyaenus has a version similar to Aristotle's about Pisistratus disarming the Athenians, so the Founding Fathers could have been aware of the story even though the Athenian Constitution was not rediscovered until later.
To: Verginius Rufus
The events involving the Thirty Tyrants and Theramenes are described more fully by Xenophon in his History of Greece, Book 2 (the Penguin translation is called A History of My Times); the earlier events in 411 are described by Thucydides in Book 8.
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