The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law

by Michael Gagarin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521521599

ISBN-13: 9780521521598

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This companion volume provides a comprehensive overview of the major themes and topics pertinent to ancient Greek law. A substantial introduction establishes the recent historiography on this topic and its development over the past thirty years. Many of the twenty-two chapters, written by an international team of experts, deal with procedural and substantive law in…  See more details below

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This companion volume provides a comprehensive overview of the major themes and topics pertinent to ancient Greek law. A substantial introduction establishes the recent historiography on this topic and its development over the past thirty years. Many of the twenty-two chapters, written by an international team of experts, deal with procedural and substantive law in classical Athens, but significant attention is also paid to legal practice in the archaic and Hellenistic eras; areas that offer substantial evidence for legal practice, such as Crete and Egypt; the intersection of law with religion, philosophy, political theory, rhetoric, and drama; as well as the unity of Greek law and the role of writing in law. The volume is intended to introduce nonspecialists to the field as well as to stimulate new thinking among specialists.

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

Introduction1
1The unity of Greek law29
2Writing, law, and written law41
3Law and religion61
4Early Greek law82
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
11Crime, punishment, and the rule of law in classical Athens211
12Gender, sexuality, and law236
13Family and property law254
14Athenian citizenship law267
15Commercial law290
16The Gortyn laws305
17Greek law in foreign surroundings : continuity and development328
18Greek law in the Hellenistic period : family and marriage343
19Law, Attic comedy, and the regulation of comic speech357
20Greek tragedy and law374
21Law and political theory394
22Law and nature in Greek thought412

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