Ancient Greek laws : a sourcebook by Ilias Arnaoutoglou

By Ilias Arnaoutoglou

During this finished and available sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou offers a suite of historical Greek legislation, that are located of their criminal and old contexts and are elucidated with correct choices from Greek literature and epigraphical stories. a large sector 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 status
* the market-place - alternate, finance, sale, coinage and leases
* the kingdom - structure, legislative procedure, public tasks, colonies, development actions, naval forces, penal laws, faith, politics and inter-state affairs.
Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the importance of laws in historic Greece, the variations and similarities among historic Greek laws and legislators and their glossy opposite numbers and in addition presents clean translations of the felony files themselves

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If a slave, about whom a suit was lost, takes refuge in a temple, the defeated litigant shall summon the winner and shall point out, in the presence of two adult witnesses, the slave in the temple where he took refuge, either in person or by proxy. But if he does not summon or point out (where the slave has taken refuge), he shall pay everything provided in the law and if he does not hand over the slave even after a year, he shall pay in addition single penalties.

11145-co~. Paternity and illegitimacy IV 23 c. 480-460 BC The following provision regulates the guardianship of a child in case her parents are divorced. The mother has to ask for the recognition of the child by her ex-husband and after a rejection either to expose it or to rear it. The same regulation pertains to household slaves; the only difference was that instead of the child the father’s house, it was brought Unlawful exposure of the child being brought up in up in his father’s master’s house.

Albrecht (1978) Rechtsprobleme in den Freilassungen der Bbbtiw, Phoker, Dorier, iist- und Westlokrer, Paderborn; criticism at some points of Albrecht’s interpretation, A. Krgnzlein (1979) ‘Bemerkungen zu den griechischen Freilassungsinschriften’, Symposion 1979, 239-47; evidence about frequency of manumissions, social status of manumittors in Delphes, D. Mulliez (1992) ‘Les actes d’affranchissement delphiques’, Cahier Glotz 3, 3 l-44; Athens: Harrison (1968: 181-6); 11 A locality near Gortyn, possibly associated Nomima I, 15 (end 6th century BC).

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