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Oath and State in Ancient Greece
     

Oath and State in Ancient Greece

by Alan H. Sommerstein, Andrew James Bayliss
 

The oath was an institution of fundamental importance across a wide range of social interactions throughout the ancient Greek world, making a crucial

Overview

The oath was an institution of fundamental importance across a wide range of social interactions throughout the ancient Greek world, making a crucial contribution to social stability and harmony; yet there has been no comprehensive, dedicated scholarly study of the subject for over a century. This volume of a two-volume study explores how oaths functioned in the working of the Greek city-state (polis) and in relations between different states as well as between Greeks and non-Greeks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110284386
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
Beitr?ge zur Altertumskunde , #306
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

A. H. Sommerstein, University of Nottingham, UK; A. J. Bayliss, University of Birmingham, UK.

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