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Description - Democracy and the Rule of Law in Classical Athens by Edward M. Harris

This volume brings together essays on Athenian law by Edward M. Harris, who challenges much of the recent scholarship on this topic. Presenting a balanced analysis of the legal system in ancient Athens, Harris stresses the importance of substantive issues and their contribution to our understanding of different types of legal procedures. He combines careful philological analysis with close attention to the political and social contexts of individual statutes. Collectively, the essays in this volume demonstrate the relationship between law and politics, the nature of the economy, the position of women, and the role of the legal system in Athenian society. They also show that the Athenians were more sophisticated in their approach to legal issues than has been assumed in the modern scholarship on this topic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521852791
ISBN-10: 052185279X
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 36mm)
Pages: 518
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edward M. Harris

Edward M. Harris is Professor of Classics at the University of Durham. A scholar of Athenian law, economy, and social history, he is the author of Aeschines and Athenian Politics and co-editor (with Lene Rubenstein) of The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece.

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