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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Law and Social Status in Classical Athens

Edited by: Virginia Hunter, Jonathan Edmondson

ISBN13: 9780199240111
ISBN: 0199240116
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £105.00

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The subject of this collection is the articulation of law and social status in classical Athens. It covers a wide range of topics, among them the Athenian rationale for torture, different methods of execution, the contract and the legal context of prostitution, and metics in court.

Legal History
Virginia Hunter, introduction - status distinctions in Athenian law
Stephen Todd, how to execute people in 4th-century Athens
David Mirhady, the Athenian rationale for torture
Robin Osborne, religion, empire, and freedom for slaves
Cynthia Patterson, the hospitality of Athenian justice - the metic in court
Edward E. Cohen, "whoring under contract" - the legal context of prostitution in 4th-century Athens
Bruce Robertson, the scrutiny of new citizens at court
Mark Golden, epilogue.