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The forensic stage : settling disputes in Graeco-Roman New Comedy

Author: Adele C Scafuro
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
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This pioneering work explores how legal disputes were settled out of court in fourth-century BC Athens and second-century BC Rome.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scafuro, Adele C.
Forensic stage.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605057662
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adele C Scafuro
ISBN: 0521443830 9780521443838
OCLC Number: 35986164
Description: xxi, 512 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The staging of dispute settlement --
2. Initiating justice: threat, summons, and arrest --
3. Arbitration and reconciliation in Athens and Rome --
4. Scenarios of arbitration and reconciliation in New Comedy --
5. Redress for sexual offenses in Athenian and Roman law --
6. The resolution of seduction and rape in New Comedy --
7. Arguing behind closed doors --
8. Entrapment and framing --
App. 1. Official arbitration in the Attic orators --
App. 2. Private arbitrations and reconciliations in Athens --
App. 3. Remedies for enslavement, kidnapping, and slave stealing in Athens and Rome --
App. 4. Controversial summonses in Rudens and Persa --
App. 5. Threats of lawsuits and self-help remedies in Graeco-Roman New Comedy.
Responsibility: Adele C. Scafuro.
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'This is a remarkably learned and elegantly produced volume that is bound to be frequently consulted by scholars and students of law and comedy alike for many years to come.' Brill

 
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