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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.

Subjects:
Legal History
Contents:
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.