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The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law

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Part of Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World

Rosalind Thomas, Robert Parker, Michael Gagarin, Stephen Todd, Adriaan Lanni, Lene Rubinstein, Gerhard Thur, David Cohen, Harvey Yunis, Eva Cantarella, Alberto Maffi, Cynthia Patterson, Edward E. Cohen, John Davies, Hans-Alpert Rupprecht, Joseph Meleze Modrzejewski, Robert Wallace, Danielle Allen, Josiah Ober, A. A. Long
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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521521598

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  • This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of the major themes and topics pertinent to ancient Greek law. Many of the 22 essays, written by an international team of experts, cover procedural and substantive law in classical Athens, but significant attention is also paid to legal practice in the archaic and Hellenistic eras. The essays offer substantial evidence of legal practice in Crete and Egypt, as well as the intersection of law with religion, philosophy, political theory, rhetoric, and drama.

    • Comprehensive study of Greek law from the beginning through the Hellenistic period
    • Chapters by twenty recognized authorities from the US, UK and Europe
    • Suitable for beginners and specialists alike
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    "I have successfully used the Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law with my students in a senior undergraduate course on Greek law. Its range of intellectual approaches and accessibility have worked very well." --Phoenix: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada

    "A conspicuous place in legal historian's toolkit will be reserved for The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law."
    Ordia Prima, Ilias N. Arnaoutoglou, Academy of Athens

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    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521521598
    • length: 496 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Law in Greece:
    1. The unity of Greek law
    2. Writing, law and written law Rosalind Thomas
    3. Law and religion Robert Parker
    4. Early Greek law Michael Gagarin
    Part II. Law in Athens I: Procedure:
    5. Law and oratory at Athens Stephen Todd
    6. Relevance in Athenian courts Adriaan Lanni
    7. The influence of procedural choice on Athenian court-room strategies Lene Rubinstein
    8. The role of the witness in Athenian law Gerhard Thur
    9. Theories of punishment David Cohen
    10. The rhetoric of law in fourth-century Athens Harvey Yunis
    Part III. Law in Athens II: Substantive Law:
    11. Crime, punishment, and the rule of law in Classical Athens David Cohen
    12. Gender, sexuality, and law Eva Cantarella
    13. Family and property law Alberto Maffi
    14. Athenian citizenship law Cynthia Patterson
    15. Commercial law Edward E. Cohen
    Part IV. Law Outside Athens:
    16. The Goryns laws John Davies
    17. Greek law in foreign surroundings Hans-Alpert Rupprecht
    18. Hellenistic law: general framework Joseph Meleze Modrzejewski
    Part V. Other Approaches to Greek Law:
    19. Law, Attic comedy, and the regulation of comic speech Robert Wallace
    20. Greek tragedy and law Danielle Allen
    21. Law and political theory Josiah Ober
    22. Law and nature in Greek thought A. A. Long.

  • Editors

    Michael Gagarin, University of Texas, Austin

    David Cohen, University of California, Berkeley

    Contributors

    Rosalind Thomas, Robert Parker, Michael Gagarin, Stephen Todd, Adriaan Lanni, Lene Rubinstein, Gerhard Thur, David Cohen, Harvey Yunis, Eva Cantarella, Alberto Maffi, Cynthia Patterson, Edward E. Cohen, John Davies, Hans-Alpert Rupprecht, Joseph Meleze Modrzejewski, Robert Wallace, Danielle Allen, Josiah Ober, A. A. Long

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