The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law

by Michael Gagarin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521521599

ISBN-13: 9780521521598

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This companion volume for law students provides a broad overview of the major themes and topics pertinent to ancient Greek law. Cohen (classics and rhetoric, U. of California, Berkeley) describes the most important developments in this field over the past 30 years in the introduction. Sample topics include Athenian rhetorical strategies, the role of the witness,

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This companion volume for law students provides a broad overview of the major themes and topics pertinent to ancient Greek law. Cohen (classics and rhetoric, U. of California, Berkeley) describes the most important developments in this field over the past 30 years in the introduction. Sample topics include Athenian rhetorical strategies, the role of the witness, citizenship law, and theories of punishment. The final chapter explores of the concept of natural law in Greek and Roman thought. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521521598
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributorsix
Prefacexiii
Introduction1
Part 1Law in Greece
1The Unity of Greek Law29
2Writing, Law, and Written Law41
3Law and Religion61
4Early Greek Law82
Part 2Law in Athens I: Procedure
5Law and Oratory at Athens97
6Relevance in Athenian Courts112
7Differentiated Rhetorical Strategies in the Athenian Courts129
8The Role of the Witness in Athenian Law146
9Theories of Punishment170
10The Rhetoric of Law in Fourth-Century Athens191
Part 3Law in Athens II: Substantive Law
11Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law in Classical Athens211
12Gender, Sexuality, and Law236
13Family and Property Law254
14Athenian Citizenship Law267
15Commercial Law290
Part 4Law Outside Athens
16The Gortyn Laws305
17Greek Law in Foreign Surroundings: Continuity and Development328
18Greek Law in the Hellenistic Period: Family and Marriage343
Part 5Other Approaches to Greek Law
19Law, Attic Comedy, and the Regulation of Comic Speech357
20Greek Tragedy and Law374
21Law and Political Theory394
22Law and Nature in Greek Thought412
Bibliography431
Index Locorum457
General Index475

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