The Law in Classical Athens


Author: Douglas Maurice MacDowell
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801493652
Category: History
Page: 280
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Law and Life of Rome


Author: John Anthony Crook
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801492730
Category: History
Page: 349
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It is about Roman law in its social context, an attempt to strengthen the bridge between two spheres of discourse about ancient Rome by using the institutions of the law to enlarge understanding of the society and bringing the evidence of the social and economic facts to bear on the rules of law.

Law and Order in Ancient Athens


Author: Adriaan Lanni
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316715116
Category: History
Page: N.A
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The classical Athenian 'state' had almost no formal coercive apparatus to ensure order or compliance with law: there was no professional police force or public prosecutor, and nearly every step in the legal process depended on private initiative. And yet Athens was a remarkably peaceful and well-ordered society by both ancient and contemporary standards. Why? Law and Order in Ancient Athens draws on contemporary legal scholarship to explore how order was maintained in Athens. Lanni argues that law and formal legal institutions played a greater role in maintaining order than is generally acknowledged. The legal system did encourage compliance with law, but not through the familiar deterrence mechanism of imposing sanctions for violating statutes. Lanni shows how formal institutions facilitated the operation of informal social control in a society that was too large and diverse to be characterized as a 'face-to-face community' or 'close-knit group'.

Antiphon and Andocides


Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292781849
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 202
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Classical oratory is an invaluable resource for the study of ancient Greek life and culture. The speeches offer evidence on Greek moral views, social and economic conditions, political and social ideology, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have been largely ignored: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few. This volume contains the works of the two earliest surviving orators, Antiphon and Andocides. Antiphon (ca. 480-411) was a leading Athenian intellectual and creator of the profession of logography ("speech writing"), whose special interest was law and justice. His six surviving works all concern homicide cases. Andocides (ca. 440-390) was involved in two religious scandals—the mutilation of the Herms (busts of Hermes) and the revelation of the Eleusinian Mysteries—on the eve of the fateful Athenian expedition to Sicily in 415. His speeches are a defense against charges relating to those events.

Trials from Classical Athens


Author: Christopher Carey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134841574
Category: History
Page: 256
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This comprehensive book will be a fundamental resource for students of Ancient Greek history and anyone interested in the law, social history and oratory of the Ancient Greek world.

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law


Author: Michael Gagarin,David Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139826891
Category: History
Page: N.A
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This Companion volume provides a comprehensive overview of the major themes and topics pertinent to ancient Greek law. A substantial introduction establishes the recent historiography on this topic and its development over the last 30 years. Many of the 22 essays, written by an international team of experts, deal with procedural and substantive law in classical Athens, but significant attention is also paid to legal practice in the archaic and Hellenistic eras; areas that offer substantial evidence for legal practice, such as Crete and Egypt; the intersection of law with religion, philosophy, political theory, rhetoric, and drama, as well as the unity of Greek law and the role of writing in law. The volume is intended to introduce non-specialists to the field as well as to stimulate new thinking among specialists.

Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romans


Author: Andrew M. Riggsby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052168711X
Category: History
Page: 283
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In this book, Andrew Riggsby surveys the main areas of Roman law, and their place in Roman life.

Enmity and Feuding in Classical Athens


Author: Andrew Alwine
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477302484
Category: History
Page: 264
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Much has been written about the world’s first democracy, but no book so far has been dedicated solely to the study of enmity in ancient Athens. Enmity and Feuding in Classical Athens is a long-overdue analysis of the competitive power dynamics of Athenian honor and the potential problems these feuds created for democracies. The citizens of Athens believed that harming one’s enemy was an acceptable practice and even the duty of every honorable citizen. They sought public wins over their rivals, making enmity a critical element in struggles for honor and standing, while simultaneously recognizing the threat that personal enmity posed to the community. Andrew Alwine works to understand how Athenians addressed this threat by looking at the extant work of Attic orators. Their speeches served as the intersection between private vengeance and public sanction of illegal behavior, allowing citizens to engage in feuds within established parameters. This mediation helped support Athenian democracy and provided the social underpinning to allow it to function in conjunction with Greek notions of personal honor. Alwine provides a framework for understanding key issues in the history of democracy, such as the relationship between private and public realms, the development of equality and the rule of law, and the establishment of individual political rights. Serving also as a nuanced introduction to the works of the Attic orators, Enmity and Feuding in Classical Athens is an indispensable addition to scholarship on Athens.

Greek Homosexuality


Author: Kenneth James Dover
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674362703
Category: History
Page: 246
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To what extent and in what ways was homosexuality approved by the ancient Greeks? An eminent classicist examines the evidence--vase paintings, archaic and classical poetry, the dialogues of Plato, speeches in the law courts, the comedies of Aristophanes--and reaches provocative conclusions. A discussion of female homosexuality is included.

Women in Ancient Greece


Author: Sue Blundell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674954731
Category: History
Page: 224
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Largely excluded from any public role, the women of ancient Greece nonetheless appear in various guises in the art and writing of the period, and in legal documents. These representations reveal a great deal about women's day-to-day experience as well as their legal and economic position - and how they were regarded by men.

Laws


Author: Plato Plato
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681956977
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 599
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Plato's last and longest dialogue “No man can be a true worshipper of the Gods who does not know these two principles—that the soul is the eldest of all things which are born, and is immortal and rules over all bodies” Plato's Laws is an exploration and explanation a number of basic issues in political and ethical philosophy as well as theology. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Ancient Law, Ancient Society


Author: Dennis P. Kehoe,Thomas McGinn
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472130439
Category: History
Page: 216
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An engaging look at how ancient Greeks and Romans crafted laws that fit--and, in turn, changed--their worlds

Modern Jurisprudence

A Philosophical Guide
Author: Sean Coyle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509905634
Category: Law
Page: 288
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The second edition of this book provides a concise and accessible guide to modern jurisprudence, offering an examination of the major theories as well as highlighting principal themes such as legality and justice. Together with new material, the second edition explores the historical developments and ideas that give modern thinking its distinctive shape. A key feature of the book is that readers are not simply presented with opposing theories, but are guided through the rival standpoints on the basis of a coherent line of reflection from which an overall sense of the subject can be gained. Chapters on Hart, Fuller, Rawls, Dworkin and Finnis, and a new chapter on Acquinas, take the reader systematically through the terrain of modern legal philosophy, tracing the issues back to fundamental questions of philosophy, and indicating lines of criticism that result in a fresh and original perspective on the subject.

Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery


Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405188065
Category: History
Page: 264
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"The general introduction will provide the political and historical context for Greek and Roman slavery and briefly survey the institutions themselves. Each chapter will open with a section on "Background and Methodology." These will orient the reader for the chapter's "Case Studies," one from Greece and one from Rome--and sometimes a Hellenistic case--that would constitute the bulk of the book"--

Ancient Greece


Author: Peter Connolly,Andrew Solway
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199108107
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Examines the daily lives of ancient Greeks, including their social customs, religion, food, recreation, home life, and politics, and offers visual depictions of the buildings and people of Athens.

Abrahamic Descent, Testamentary Adoption, and the Law in Galatians

Differentiating Abraham’s Sons, Seed, and Children of Promise
Author: Bradley Trick
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004323872
Category: Religion
Page: 364
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In this volume, Bradley Trick argues that Hellenistic testamentary adoption provides the key to understanding Abrahamic descent and its implications for the law in Galatians.

Ancient Greece Crime and Punishment


Author: Richard Dargie
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756520847
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes the various kinds of punishment, including exile and execution, that were given for such crimes as theft, assault, impiety, and murder in ancient Greece.

The World of the Ancient Greeks


Author: John McK. Camp (II),Elizabeth A. Fisher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500288740
Category: History
Page: 224
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Previously published: New York: Thames & Hudson, 2002.

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds


Author: Beryl Rawson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390759
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 664
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers