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Author Harris, Edward Monroe.

Title Democracy and the rule of law in classical Athens : essays on law, society, and politics / Edward M. Harris.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  340.538 HARR    IN TRANSIT
Physical description xxxii, 486 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-450) and indexes.
Contents I. Law and constitutional history -- 1. Solon and the spirit of the law in archaic and classical Greece -- 2. Pericles' praise of Athenian democracy -- 3. Antigone the lawyer, or the ambiguities of Nomos -- 4. How often did the Athenian assembly meet? -- 5. When did the Athenian assembly meet? : some new evidence -- 6. Demosthenes and the Theoric fund -- II. Law and economy -- 1. Law and economy in classical Athens : [Demosthenes] Against Dionysodorus -- 2. When is a sale not a sale? : the riddle of Athenian terminology for real security revisited -- 3. Apotimema : Athenian terminology for real security in leases and dowry agreements -- 4. The liability of business partners in Athenian law : the dispute between Lycon and Megacleides ([Dem.] 52.20-1) -- 5. Did Solon abolish debt-bondage? -- 6. Notes on a lead letter from the Athenian Agora -- III. Law and the family -- 1. Did the Athenians regard seduction as a worse crime than rape? -- 2. Did rape exist in classical Athens? : further reflections on the laws about sexual violence -- 3A. Women and lending in Athenian society : a Horos re-examined -- 3B. Notes on a Horos from the Athenian Agora -- 4. The date of Apollodorus' speech against Timotheus and its implications for Athenian history and legal procedure -- 5. A note on adoption and deme registration -- IV. Aspects of procedure -- 1. "In the act" or "red-handed"? : Apagoge to the eleven and Furtum Manifestum -- 2. How to kill in Attic Greek : the semantics of the verb [actual symbol not reproducible] and their implications for Athenian homicide law -- 3. The penalty for frivolous prosecution in Athenian law -- V. Envoi -- 1. Pheidippides the legislator : a note on Aristophanes' Clouds.
Subject Constitutional history -- Greece -- Athens.
Rule of law -- Greece -- Athens -- History.
Democracy -- Greece -- Athens -- History.
Law, Greek.
ISBN 052185279X (hardback)
Standard Number 9780521857598