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    Trials from Classical Athens (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World) (Paperback) By (author) Christopher Carey

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    DescriptionThe ancient Athenian legal system is both excitingly familiar and disturbingly alien to the modern reader. It functions within a democracy which shares many of our core values but operates in a disconcertingly different way. Trials from Classical Athens assembles a number of surviving speeches written for trials in Athenian courts, dealing with themes which range from murder and assault, through slander and sexual misconduct to property and trade disputes and minor actions for damage. The texts illuminate key aspects both of Athenian social and political life and the functioning of the Athenian legal system. This new and revised volume adds to the existing selection of key forensic speeches with three new translations accompanied by lucid explanatory notes. The introduction is augmented with a section on Athenian democracy to make the book more accessible to those unfamiliar with the Athenian political system. To aid accessibility further a new glossary is included as well as illustrations for the first time. Providing a unique and guided introduction to the Athenian legal system and explaining how the system reveals the values and social life of Classical Athens, Trials from Classical Athens remains a fundamental resource for students of Ancient Greek history and anyone interested in the law, social history and oratory of the Ancient Greek world.


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    Title
    Trials from Classical Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Carey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415618090
    ISBN 10: 0415618096
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.7T
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27720
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: LAZ
    BISAC V2.8: LAW001000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 349.49512, 349.495/12
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 349.385
    LC classification: KL4115.3 .C37 2012
    BISAC region code: 1.7.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: LAZ, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    4 black & white halftones, 2 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    09 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christopher Carey is Professor of Greek at University College London.
    Table of contents
    Part I: Homicide cases Part II: Assault and wounding Part III: Suits concerning property Part IV: Cases concerning commerce Part V: Cases concerning citizenship Part VI: Miscellaneous Appendix I: Athenian currency Appendix II: The Athenian calendar Appendix III: Glossary of Athenian legal terms