Law and Justice in the Courts of Classical Athens

Law and Justice in the Courts of Classical Athens

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by Adriaan Lanni
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521733014

ISBN-13: 9780521733014

Pub. Date: 10/06/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In The Law Courts of Classical Athens, Adriaan Lanni draws on contemporary legal thinking to present a new model of the legal system of classical Athens. She analyzes the Athenians' preference in most cases for ad hoc, discretionary decision-making, as opposed to what moderns would call the rule of law. Lanni argues that the Athenians consciously employed different

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In The Law Courts of Classical Athens, Adriaan Lanni draws on contemporary legal thinking to present a new model of the legal system of classical Athens. She analyzes the Athenians' preference in most cases for ad hoc, discretionary decision-making, as opposed to what moderns would call the rule of law. Lanni argues that the Athenians consciously employed different approaches to legal decision-making in different types of courts. The varied approaches to legal process stems from a deep tension in Athenian practice and thinking, between the demand for flexibility of legal interpretation consistent with the exercise of democratic power by ordinary Athenian jurors; and the demand for consistency and predictability in legal interpretation expected by litigants and necessary to permit citizens to conform their conduct to the law. Lanni presents classical Athens as a case study of a successful legal system that, by modern standards, had an extraordinarily individualized and discretionary approach to justice.

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ISBN-13:
9780521733014
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/06/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
1Introduction1
2Athens and Its Legal System15
3Relevance in the Popular Courts41
4The Homicide Courts75
5Legal Insecurity in Athens115
6Maritime Cases149
7Conclusions175
Bibliography181
Index201

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