New PDF release: Ancient Greek Laws: A Sourcebook

By Ilias Arnaoutoglou

ISBN-10: 0203011740

ISBN-13: 9780203011744

ISBN-10: 0415149851

ISBN-13: 9780415149853

During this finished and available sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou offers a set of old Greek legislation, that are located of their criminal and old contexts and are elucidated with appropriate decisions from Greek literature and epigraphical stories. a large zone of legislative task in significant and minor Greek city-states, starting from Delphoi and Athens in mainland Greece, to Gortyn in Crete, Olbia in South Russia and Aegean towns together with Ephesos, Samos and Thasos, is roofed. Ilias Arnaoutoglou divides laws into 3 major areas:* the loved ones - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and private prestige* the market-place - alternate, finance, sale, coinage and rentals* the kingdom - structure, legislative approach, public tasks, colonies, construction actions, naval forces, penal rules, faith, politics and inter-state affairs.Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the importance of laws in old Greece, the diversities and similarities among historic Greek laws and legislators and their smooth opposite numbers and likewise presents clean translations of the felony files themselves.

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M. MacDowell (1990) ‘The Athenian procedure of phasis’, SYM PO SION 1990, 187–98; trade in olive oil, Velissaropoulou (1980:195–7). COLLECTIVITIES 34 ATHENS, LAW ON ASSOCIATIONS The Athenians us ed to offer libations on certain occasions for the dead. After the funeral they used to leav e a jar of olive oil on the tomb. See LSCG 97 (below, no. 109). 22 The v ague phrasing makes any answer to the question as to the identity of these magistrates difficult. It may be possible to see two offences in this provision; one may concern violation of the law and the other offence may hav e been impi ety, since the olive trees were cons ecrated to the goddess Athena.

If an unmarried woman-OIKEUS is pregnant and gives birth, the child will be under the guardianship of her father’s master; if her father is not alive, the infant will fall under the guardianship of her brother’s master. RELEVANT TEXTS Athens: possible disputes on paternity, Dem. xliii 75 (above, no. 4); recognition of a child, Is. iii 30, Dem. xxxix 22; proposed ban on exposure, Aristot. PO L. 1335b; Sparta: decision on exposing infants, Plu. LYK. 1–2. Cantarella (1988) PANDO RA’S DAUGHTERS. 18 (Engl.

Cf. Roussel (1976) TRIBU ET CITÉ. ÉTUD ES SUR LES GRO UPES SO CIAUX D ANS LES CITÉS GRECQ UES AUX ÉPOQ UES ARCHAIQ UES ET CLASSIQ UE, Paris (Centre de Recherches d’Histoi re Ancienne 23). 35 have arranged everything according to the law within a month, otherwise each councillor shall owe fifty drachmas. Col. III: […] by the prosecutor and having exacted the money he will be entitled to keep it. And if anyone […] or prosecutes for anti-patriotism, the action and the trial will be brought before the then current magistrates.

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