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Law & society in classical Athens

Author: Richard Garner
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The aim of this book is to situate the Athenian legal system within the general context of Greek thought on justice and of the political system of the democracy. Social factors such as the position of women are also relevant to the study of the law. In addition, the author has taken cognisance of the archæological evidence for the practice of the Athenian law courts; and the evidence for forensic practice both in  Read more...
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Garner, Richard, 1953-
Law & society in classical Athens.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1987
(OCoLC)801245835
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Garner
ISBN: 0312008562 9780312008567
OCLC Number: 15365822
Description: viii, 161 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Richard Garner.

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The aim of this book is to situate the Athenian legal system within the general context of Greek thought on justice and of the political system of the democracy. Social factors such as the position of women are also relevant to the study of the law. In addition, the author has taken cognisance of the archæological evidence for the practice of the Athenian law courts; and the evidence for forensic practice both in speeches and in the drama is carefully discussed. -- Book jacket.

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