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The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece by Christopher Carey, Angelos Chaniotis

The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece


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The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece by Christopher Carey, Angelos Chaniotis

How successful were the Athenians and other Greeks in bringing about the rule of law? What did the Greeks recognise as 'law' both in the 'polis' and internationally? How did the courts attempt to implement this ideal, and how successful were they? This collection of essays sets out to answer these questions, concentrating on the following themes: law, religion and the sources of legitimacy; substance and procedure; legal arguments in court; documents and witnesses; and law in an international context. There is much here to interest not only specialists in Greek law, but also those concerned more generally with both Greek history and the history of law.


Focusing upon such topics as law, religion, sources of legitima-cy, substance and procedure, legal argu-ments in court, documents and witnesses, and more, The Law And The Courts In Ancient Greece is a superb exploration of the founding principles and practices of modern justice systems used today. A col-lege-level critical analysis of the founda-tion and practical aspects of enforcing laws and settling disputes, The Law And The Courts In Ancient Greece is a semi-nal contribution to Classical Law and An-tiquarian History collections. -- Library Bookwatch

About the Author

Edward Harris is Professor of Classics at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School, City University of New York. Lene Rubinstein is Lecturer in Classics at Royal Holloway College, University of London

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Publication date

18th March 2004


Christopher Carey, Angelos Chaniotis

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Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


240 pages


European history
Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Jurisprudence & general issues
Laws of Specific jurisdictions



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