Trials from Classical Athens / Edition 1

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What appeals, ideals, values and prejudices could be expected to influence an Athenian jury? Trials from Classical Athens presents a selection of key oratorical speeches with new translations and lucid explanatory notes, detailing the strengths and

weaknesses of the arguments and a discussion of the legal issues raised. Carey offers a diverse selection of legal case studies ,dealing with different aspects of Athenian law. This volume provides a unique and accessible introduction to the Athenian legal system, and reveals the values

and social life of classical Athens. Trials from Classical Athens will become an invaluable resource for students of Greek history, and for anyone interested in the law, social history, and oratory.

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Christopher Carey is Professor of Greek at University College London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Homicide Cases 26
General 26
Case I: Lysias 1 - On the killing of Eratosthenes 27
Case II: Antiphon 1 - Accusation of poisoning against the stepmother 36
Case III: Antiphon 5 - On the killing of Herodes 42
Case IV: Antiphon 6 - On the chorister 63
2 Assault and Wounding 75
Case V: Lysias 3 - Reply to Simon, a defence 75
Case VI: Demosthenes 54 - Against Konon for battery 84
Case VII: Isokrates 20 - Against Lochites 97
3 Suits Concerning Property 102
Case VIII: Lysias 32 - Against Diogeiton 102
Case IX: Isaios 3 - On the estate of Pyrrhos 109
Case X: Isaios 4 - On the estate of Nikostratos 127
Case XI: Demosthenes 55 - Reply to Kallikles on damage to a farm 133
4 Cases Concerning Commerce 142
Case XII: Hypereides 3 - Against Athenogenes 142
Case XIII: Demosthenes 35 - Reply to Lakritos' special plea 150
Case XIV: Demosthenes 37 - Against Pantainetos 163
5 Cases Concerning Citizenship 180
Case XV: [Demosthenes] 59 - Against Neaira 180
Case XVI: Demosthenes 57 - Reply to Euboulides 212
6 Slander 233
Case XVII: Lysias 10 - Against Theomnestos 233
App. I Athenian currency 240
App. II The Athenian calendar 241
Selected further reading 242
Index 244
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