For them it is better to be ruled in accordance with this sort of rule, if such is the case for the other things mentioned (1254b 16-21).
Similarly, Plato finds slavery to be a more natural institution for some people by way of observation, that some are more predisposed towards slavery than others. In Plato's state, there are leaders and there are followers.
This concept is integral to the Platonian notion of society being a macrocosm of the home.
For Aristotle, in this example, there are many kinds of both rulers and subjects -- to rule over people is better than to rule over animals, etc.
In the Roman Empire, for instance, slavery was such a large part of the overall economic system that without it, Rome could not have expanded or retained power for such a long period (Westerman).
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