Ancient Greece Crime and Punishment

Ancient Greece Crime and Punishment

by Richard Dargie, Adam Hook
     
 

The Ancient Greeks took crime seriously, and citizens were expected to know the laws of the city. The worst crimes were punished with banishment or death. Any citizen could accuse another of a crime and take him or her to court. Investigate the actions and punishments of Greece's thieves, murderers, vagrants, and other criminals in ancient times. This series

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The Ancient Greeks took crime seriously, and citizens were expected to know the laws of the city. The worst crimes were punished with banishment or death. Any citizen could accuse another of a crime and take him or her to court. Investigate the actions and punishments of Greece's thieves, murderers, vagrants, and other criminals in ancient times. This series explores the world of Ancient Greece through the works of playwrights, philosophers, and historians of the time. These works offer a fascinating window into another era. Each page features a quotation that explains a unique aspect of life in Ancient Greece.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
From the series "Changing Times: Ancient Greece," this title is filled with information about the citizens and their legal system in the Ancient Greek city-states from 2000 B.C. until 150 B.C. when the Roman Empire took control of Greece. Quotations from Greek philosophers, a playwright, orators, historians, and a biographer substantiate the information about topics that include laws, thieves, murderers, pirates, Spartan law, and other crimes against the Gods and the State. As well as the historical quotations, there are illustrations and pictures of Greek art which provide support for the topics discussed. Laws and the Greek court system were slow to develop. The first written laws were established under Draco of Athens in 620 B.C., but when Athens became a democracy in 500 B.C. courts had jurors who sat and listened to the many cases brought before these courts. To make this book more usable in the classroom a table of contents, time line, glossary, bibliography for further reading, and an index are included. This book provides excellent resources and information to support a unit for the study of Ancient Greece and its people. Reviewer: Naomi Williamson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756520847
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Families Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG1020L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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