Early Greek Law

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University of California Press, Apr 27, 1989 - Political Science - 180 pages
Drawing on the evidence of anthropology as well as ancient literature and inscriptions, Gagarin examines the emergence of law in Greece from the 8th through the 6th centuries B.C., that is, from the oral culture of Homer and Hesiod to the written enactment of codes of law in most major cities.
 

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Contents

2 The Settlement of Disputes in Early Greek Literature
19
The Literary Evidence
51
The Inscriptional Evidence
81
5 Justice in Early Greece
99
6 The Emergence of Written Law
121
7 Conclusion
143
Abbreviations and Bibliography
147
Subject Index
157
Index Locorum
163
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Michael Gagarin is Professor of Classics at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Aeschylean Drama (1976) and Drakon and Early Athenian Homicide Law (1981).

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