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Law, Violence, and Community in Classical Athens

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ISBN-10: 0521388376

ISBN-13: 9780521388375

Edition: 1995

Authors: David Cohen

List price: $40.99
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The theme of this book is the legal regulation of violence and the role of litigation in Athenian society. The author examines Athenian theories of social conflict and the rule of law, emphasising the way in which the judicial process operates.
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/5/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

David Cohen is a British joutnalist who has written for The Independent, The Guardian, and British GQ, as well as The New York Times. In 1997, he was the recipient of a harkness fellowship hosted by Columbia University, which enabled him to write this book. He lives in london with his wife and two daughters.

The Realm of Theory
Law and order
Theorising Athenian society: the problem of stability
Theorising Athenian society: the rule of law
The Realm of the Courts
Rhetoric, litigation and the values of an agonistic society
Litigation as feud
Violence and litigation
Hubris and the legal regulation of sexual violence
Litigation and the family
Conclusion: litigation, democracy and the courts
Bibliographical essay