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The Laws of Ancient Crete, c.650-400 BCE


ISBN13: 9780199204823
Published: January 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £120.00



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This volume presents the Greek text of approximately 200 stone inscriptions, which detail the laws of ancient Crete in the archaic and classical periods, c.650-400 BCE.

The texts of the inscriptions, many of which are fragmentary and relatively unknown, are accompanied by an English translation and also two commentaries; one focused on epigraphical and linguistic issues, and the other, requiring no knowledge of Greek, focused on legal and historical issues.

The texts are preceded by a substantial introduction, which surveys the geography, history, writing habits, social and political structure, economy, religion, and law of Crete in this period.

Subjects:
Legal History, Roman Law and Greek Law
Contents:
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LIST OF FIGURES
ABBREVIATIONS
NOTE ON CHRONOLOGY

INTRODUCTION
Archaic and Classical Crete: Unity or Diversity?
Setting the Stage
The Inscriptions
Government
Persons
Social Insitutions
Economy
Inter-Polis Relations
Religion
Law

CATALOGUE OF TEXTS
Axos
Datala
Dreros
Eleutherna
Eltynia
Gortyn
Knossos
Lyktos
Phaistos
Prinias

LOCATION OF INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX OF GREEK WORDS
INDEX LOCORUM
SUBJECT INDEX