Law in Classical Athens

ISBN-10: 080149365X

ISBN-13: 9780801493652

Edition: N/A

Authors: Douglas M. MacDowell

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 3/21/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
The Growth of a Legal System
Judgements in Early Greece
Introduction
Primitive disputes
Kings
Elders and people
The trial on the shield of Achilles
Public opinion
Magistrates and Juries
Kings and arkhons
The Areopagos
The Eliaia
Democratic juries
The allotment of jurors to courts
The Code of Laws
Drakon and Solon
Laws and decrees
The reinscription of the laws
Legislation by nomothetai
Graphe paranomon
Prosecutors and Cases
Volunteer prosecutors
What the laws specified
Types of case
Public prosecutors
Sycophants
The Scope of the Law
Personal Status
Citizens by birth
Citizenship conferred on aliens
Outlawry and disfranchisement (atimia)
Aliens
Resident aliens (metics)
Privileged aliens
Slaves
Freedmen
Public slaves
The Family
Control of dependants and of an oikos
Marriage
Concubinage
Children
Succession by legitimate sons
Heiresses
Intestate succession by other relatives
Adoption and wills
Claiming an inheritance
Death
The funeral
Homicide and the family
Kinds of homicide
Procedure in homicide cases
The use of apagoge for homicide
Assault and Abuse
Battery and deliberate wounding
Sexual offences
Restriction of liberty
Slander
Hybris
Property
Property and owners
Land and buildings
Mines
Sale
Lease
Loans and security
Procedures for claiming property
Theft
Damage
Enforcement of property rights
Life in the Community
Work
Trade
Town regulations
Military service
Liturgies
Debt to the state
Public officials: dokimasia
Public officials: apokheirotonia and eisangelia
Public officials: euthyna
Corruption and improper participation in public business
Treason
Tyranny and subversion of democracy
Betrayal
Misleading the people
Informing (menysis)
Eisangelia
The trial of the Arginousai generals
Execution ordered by the Boule
Report (apophasis) from the Areopagos
Religion
Sacred law
Festivals
Impiety
Atheism
Legal Proceedings
Arbitration
Private arbitration
Deme and tribe judges
Public arbitration
Appeal and annulment of public arbitration
Barring Legal Action
Diamartyria
Paragraphe
Diamartyria in the fourth century
Paragraphe and the role of the jury
Foreigners, Merchants, and the Legal Calendar
Treaty cases (dikai apo symbolon)
The polemarch and the xenodikai
The Athenian Empire
The legal calendar and the nautodikai
The mercantile laws and monthly cases
Trial and Punishment
Initiation by a magistrate
Initiation by a private individual
Preliminary proceedings
Evidence
The trial
Penalties
Pardon and amnesty
Notes
Index
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