Centering on the examination of the social and legal context of adultery, homosexuality, impiety, and the public-private dichotomy in Athenian society, this book attempts to examine the problems of social control and the regulation of sexuality in a way that will be of interest to a broad readership. It uses a comparative approach to show how the examination of such issues can deepen our understanding of classical Athens, particularly in regard to the role of law in society. Further, it argues that this historical investigation can, in turn, enrich our general appreciation of the relation of social and legal norms, and the roles they play in regulating complex social practices, such as those associated with sexuality, morals and the family.Read more
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- Date Published: March 1994
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521466424
- length: 272 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.4kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Models and methods I
3. Models and methods II
4. Public and private in classical Athens
5. The law of adultery
6. Adultery, women, and social control
7. Law, social control, and homosexuality in classical Athens
8. The prosecution of impiety in Athenian law
9. The enforcement of morals.
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