Law, Violence, and Community in Classical Athens
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BeschreibungThis book examines the legal regulation of violence and the role of litigation in Athenian society.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; Part I. The Realm of Theory: 1. Law and order; 2. Theorising Athenian society: the problem of stability; 3. Theorising Athenian society: the rule of law; Part II. The Realm of the Courts: 4. Rhetoric, litigation and the values of an agonistic society; 5. Litigation as feud; 6. Violence and litigation; 7. Hubris and the legal regulation of sexual violence; 8. Litigation and the family; Conclusion: litigation, democracy and the courts; Bibliographical essay; Bibliography; Index.
Pressestimmen'Cohen's is one of those exciting and rare books that take a large piece of historical orthodoxy, explain the intellectual matrix from which the accepted belief derives and present a cogently argued alternative ... [it] is one of the most perceptive and original works in Greek history to have been published for several years.' Times Literary Supplement
Untertitel: 'Key Themes in Ancient History'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1995
Seitenanzahl: 228 Seiten