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The Cambridge companion to ancient Greek law

Author: Michael Gagarin; David Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge companions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intended to introduce non-specialists to the field as well as to stimulate new thinking among specialists, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the major themes and topics pertinent to ancient Greek law.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gagarin; David Cohen
ISBN: 0521818400 9780521818407 0521521599 9780521521598
OCLC Number: 56686371
Description: xiii, 480 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / David Cohen --
PART 1: LAW IN GREECE --
The unity of Greek law / Michael Gagarin --
Writing, law, and written law / Rosalind Thomas --
Law and religion / Robert Parker --
Early Greek law / Michael Gagarin --
PART 2: LAW IN ATHENS I: PROCEDURE --
Law and oratory at Athens / S.C. Todd --
Relevance in Athenian courts / Adriaan Lanni --
Differentiated rhetorical strategies in the Athenian courts / Lene Rubinstein --
The role of the witness in Athenian law / Gerhard Thür --
Theories of punishment / David Cohen --
The rhetoric of law in fourth-century athens / Harvey Yunis --
PART 3: LAW IN ATHENS II: SUBSTANTIVE LAW --
Crime, punishment, and the rule of law in classical Athens / David Cohen --
Gender, sexuality, and law / Eva Cantarella --
Family and property law / Alberto Maffi --
Athenian citizenship law / Cynthia Patterson --
Commercial law / Edward E. Cohen --
PART 4: LAW OUTSIDE ATHENS --
The Gortyn laws / John Davies --
Greek law in foreign surroundings: continuity and development / Hans-Albert Rupprecht --
Greek law in the Hellenistic Perios: family and marriage / Joseph Mélèze Modrzejewski --
PART 5: OTHER APPROACHES TO GREEK LAW --
Law, attic comedy, and the regulation of comic speech / Robert W. Wallace --
Greek tragedy and law / Danielle Allen --
Law and political theory / Josiah Ober --
Law and nature in Greek thought / A.A. Long.
Series Title: Cambridge companions.
Other Titles: Ancient Greek law
Responsibility: edited by Michael Gagarin, David Cohen.
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