ISBN-10:
0521886619
ISBN-13:
9780521886611
Pub. Date:
06/30/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Writing Greek Law / Edition 1

Writing Greek Law / Edition 1

by Michael Gagarin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521886611
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Gagarin is James R. Dougherty, Jr Centennial Professor of Classics at the University of Texas, and has published widely on Greek law. Previous publications include Antiphon the Athenian: Oratory, Law and Justice in the Age of the Sophists (2002) and The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (co-edited with David Cohen, Cambridge, 2005).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

List of Abbreviations xi

Introduction: Writing Greek Law 1

1 Law before Writing 13

2 Writing and Written Laws 39

3 Why the Greeks Wrote Laws 67

4 Why Darco Wrote his Homicide Law 93

5 Oral and Written in Archaic Greek Law 110

6 Writing Laws in Fifth-Century Gortyn 122

7 Writing the Gortyn Code 145

8 Writing Law in Classical Athens 176

9 Writing Athenian Law: a Comparative Perspective 206

10 Writing Law in Hellenistic Greece 225

Conclusion: Writing Greek Law 242

Appendices 248

Bibliography 262

Index Locorum 277

Subject Index 280

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