Ancient Greek Laws : A Sourcebook, Paperback / softback Book

Ancient Greek Laws : A Sourcebook Paperback / softback

Part of the Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World series



In this comprehensive and accessible sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou presents a collection of ancient Greek laws, which are situated in their legal and historical contexts and are elucidated with relevant selections from Greek literature and epigraphical testimonies.

A wide area of legislative activity in major and minor Greek city-states, ranging from Delphoi and Athens in mainland Greece, to Gortyn in Crete, Olbia in South Russia and Aegean cities including Ephesos, Samos and Thasos, is covered.

Ilias Arnaoutoglou divides legislation into three main areas:* the household - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and personal status* the market-place - trade, finance, sale, coinage and leases* the state - constitution, legislative process, public duties, colonies, building activities, naval forces, penal regulations, religion, politics and inter-state affairs. Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the significance of legislation in ancient Greece, the differences and similarities between ancient Greek legislation and legislators and their modern counterparts and also provides fresh translations of the legal documents themselves.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780415149853



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