By Ilias Arnaoutoglou

During this entire and obtainable sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou offers a set of historic Greek legislation, that are located of their criminal and ancient contexts and are elucidated with correct choices from Greek literature and epigraphical tales. a large region of legislative job 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 family - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and private status
* the market-place - exchange, finance, sale, coinage and leases
* the country - structure, legislative method, public tasks, colonies, development actions, naval forces, penal rules, faith, politics and inter-state affairs.
Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the importance of laws in historical Greece, the variations and similarities among historic Greek laws and legislators and their sleek opposite numbers and likewise presents clean translations of the felony records themselves

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Billows (1995) Kings and colonists. Aspects of Macedonian imperialism, 11 l-45, Leiden. 14 INHERITANCE 11 Gortyn (Crete), IC iv 72 col. X 34-col. XI 23 Adoption c. 480-460 BC Adoption was widespread in antiquity and especially in Athens, where a dying man could adopt in order to avoid the extinction of his oikos. However, in Gortyn adoption does not seem to play such a prominent role, although the adoptee has similar duties to those of his Athenian counterpart. Adoption as well as the renunciation of the adoptee was held in public.

MacDowell (1982) ‘Love versus the law: An essay on Menander’s Aspis’, G & R 29, 42-52; function of the epikleros at law, Schaps (1979: 39-42); heiress as a common theme in ancient Greek laws, R. Sealey (1994) The justice of the Greeks, 15-2 1 and 83-7, Ann Arbor, and in the Hellenistic era, E. Karabelias (1977) ‘La situation successorale de la fille unique du defunt dans la koine juridique hellenistique’, Symposion 1977, 223-34; possibility to divorce (apbairesis) a woman who has become epikleros, A.

6tb century BC The speaker claiming the estate of Hagnias brings as proof of his claim his continued interest in keeping the oikos of Hagnias ‘alive’, in contrast to the neglect shown by the defendants. The speaker also contrasts the interest of thepolis as a whole for orphans and heiresses with the neglect of his opponents. In particular, he mentions that he named his sons after his wife’s relatives and that his daughter married into the family. To make his point even clearer, he uses the law referring to the protection of orphans and heiresses.

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