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Horkos : the oath in Greek society

Author: Alan H Sommerstein
Publisher: Bristol : Phoenix Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1. publ., pr. digitallyView all editions and formats
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The importance of oaths to ancient Greek culture can hardly be overstated, especially in the political and judicial fields;

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Nottingham (2004)
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan H Sommerstein
ISBN: 9781904675679 1904675670
OCLC Number: 711859400
Description: XII, 304 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction (Alan H. Sommerstein)Part I: Oaths and their Uses1 Oaths in political life (P.J. Rhodes, University of Durham, UK)2 Oaths in Greek international relations (Sarah Bolmarcich, University of Michigan, USA)3 Litigants' oaths in Athenian law (Michael Gagarin, University of Texas, Austin, USA)4 The dikast's oath (David C. Mirhady, Simon Fraser University, Canada)5 Could a Greek oath guarantee a claim right? (David M. Carter, University of Reading, UK)6 Oath and contract (Edwin M. Carawan, Missouri State University, USA)7 "An Olympic victory must not be bought": oath-taking, cheating and women in Greek athletics (Jonathan S. Perry, University of Central Florida, USA)Part II: Case studies8 Epinician swearing (Bonnie MacLachlan, University of Western Ontario, Canada)9 Horkos in the Oresteia (Judith Fletcher, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)10 Masters of manipulation: Euripides' (and Medea's) use of oaths in Medea (Arlene Allan, University of Otago, New Zealand)11 Cloudy swearing: when is an oath not an oath? (Alan H. Sommerstein, University of Nottingham, UK)12 Thucydides and Plataian perjury (Simon Hornblower, University College London, UK)13 The oath of Demophantos and the politics of Athenian identity (Julia L. Shear, University of Glasgow, UK)14 The Syracusans' great oath and the Greek hierophantic performance (Tarik Wareh, Union College, Schenectady, USA)Part III: From East, to West15 Oath and allusion in Alcaeus 129 (Mary R. Bachvarova, Willamette University, USA)16 Cosmological oaths in Empedocles and Lucretius (Myrto Gkarani, University of Patras, Greece)17 "I swear by Augustus himself": the Greek oath in the Roman world (Serena Connolly, Yale University, USA)
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