The Shape of Athenian Law / Edition 1

The Shape of Athenian Law / Edition 1

by Stephen Todd, Todd
     
 

Unlike its predecessors, this systematic survey of the law of Athens is based on explicit discussion of how the subject might be studied, incorporating topics like the democratic political system and social structure. The author draws primarily on the surviving law-court speeches of the Attic orators, but also uses Athenian comedy, public inscriptions, and various

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Unlike its predecessors, this systematic survey of the law of Athens is based on explicit discussion of how the subject might be studied, incorporating topics like the democratic political system and social structure. The author draws primarily on the surviving law-court speeches of the Attic orators, but also uses Athenian comedy, public inscriptions, and various historical and philosophical texts. Technical and legal terms, ancient and modern, are explained in a comprehensive glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198150237
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Abbreviations
Method
1The Legacy of Athenian Law?3
2Comparisons, Assumptions, and the Concept of 'Shape'18
3Sources of Law: Sources of Information30
4Sources of Law: Legal Sources49
5The Shaping of Athenian Law64
Procedure
6The Personnel of Procedure77
7The Range of Procedures98
8The Stages of Procedure123
9Procedure in Action147
Substance
10Personal Status167
11Personal Relations201
12Relations between Persons and Things232
13Relations within the Polis258
14Relations with the Polis285
15Relations with People Outside the Polis316
Bibliography341
Glossary359
General Index403
Index of Passages421

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