Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law

Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law

Book Details

Author: Collective work (Edited by Michael Gagarin and David Cohen)
Publication Date: 12-Sep-2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 496 pages
Collection: Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World
ISBN-10: 0521521599
ISBN-13: 9780521521598


Contents of the Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law:

Part 1: Law in Greece

  • The Unity of Greek Law
  • Writing, Law, and Written Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Early Greek Law

Part 2: Law in Athens I: Procedure

  • Law and Oratory at Athens
  • Relevance in Athenian Courts
  • Differentiated Rhetorical Strategies in the Athenian Courts
  • The Role of the Witness in Athenian Law
  • Theories of Punishment
  • The Rhetoric of Law in Fourth-Century Athens

Part 3: Law in Athens II: Substantive Law

  • Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law in Classical Athens
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Law
  • Family and Property Law
  • Athenian Citizenship Law
  • Commercial Law

Part 4: Law Outside Athens

  • The Gortyn Laws
  • Greek Law in Foreign Surroundings: Continuity and Development
  • Greek Law in the Hellenistic Period: Family and Marriage

Part 5: Other Approaches to Greek Law

  • Law, Attic Comedy, and the Regulation of Comic Speech
  • Greek Tragedy and Law
  • Law and Political Theory
  • Law and Nature in Greek Thought


See Also

  • Cambridge Companion to Roman Law
  • Ancient Greek Law
  • Early Greek Censorship
  • Torture in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Ostracism
  • Areopagus
  • Ancient Codes
  • Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Ancient Near Eastern Law
  • Balance Of Power History
  • History of Courts