Ancient Greek Laws
By (author) Ilias Arnaoutoglou
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Ancient Greek Laws by Ilias Arnaoutoglou
Book DescriptionIn this comprehensive and accessible sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou presents a collection of ancient Greek laws, which are situated in their legal and historical contexts and are elucidated with relevant selections from Greek literature and epigraphical testimonies. A wide area of legislative activity in major and minor Greek city-states, ranging from Delphoi and Athens in mainland Greece, to Gortyn in Crete, Olbia in South Russia and Aegean cities including Ephesos, Samos and Thasos, is covered. Ilias Arnaoutoglou divides legislation into three main areas: * the household - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and personal status * the market-place - trade, finance, sale, coinage and leases * the state - constitution, legislative process, public duties, colonies, building activities, naval forces, penal regulations, religion, politics and inter-state affairs. Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the significance of legislation in ancient Greece, the differences and similarities between ancient Greek legislation and legislators and their modern counterparts and also provides fresh translations of the legal documents themselves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415149853
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This volume presents a collection of ancient Greek laws and covers a wide area of legislative activity in major and minor Greek city-states. It explores the significance of legislation in ancient Greece, the differences and similarities between ancient Greek legislation modern and its counterparts.
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Author Biography - Ilias Arnaoutoglou
Ilias Arnaoutoglou graduated from the School of Law, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece and completed a PhD in Classics at the University of Glasgow. He is currently Assistant Editor for the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names.
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