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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 "Adele Scafuro has Read more...

 
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