The Murder of Herodes: And Other Trials from the Athenian Law Courts / Edition 1 by Kathleen Freeman | 9780393002010 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Murder of Herodes: And Other Trials from the Athenian Law Courts

The Murder of Herodes: And Other Trials from the Athenian Law Courts

by Kathleen Freeman
     
 

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These remarkable documents of Greek social and cultural history include masterpieces of lively narrative and subtle argument prepared by such orators as Lysias, Antiphon, and Demosthenes. The fifteen cases presented represent the first recorded instances of the working of a democratic jury system under a definite code of law aimed at inexpensive and equal justice

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These remarkable documents of Greek social and cultural history include masterpieces of lively narrative and subtle argument prepared by such orators as Lysias, Antiphon, and Demosthenes. The fifteen cases presented represent the first recorded instances of the working of a democratic jury system under a definite code of law aimed at inexpensive and equal justice for all citizens. Issues examined include murder, assault, property damage, embezzlement, contested legacies, illegal marriage, slander, and civil rights. Also provided are comprehensive background chapters on the professions of law and rhetoric in ancient Athens and explanatory notes clarifying the course of each trial.

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ISBN-13:
9780393002010
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1963

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