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.
|Publication date:||18th March 2004|
|Author:||Christopher Carey, Angelos Chaniotis|
|Publisher:||Bristol Classical Press an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||European history, Ancient history: to c 500 CE, Jurisprudence & general issues, Laws of Specific jurisdictions,|
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 LondonMore About Christopher Carey, Angelos Chaniotis