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Trials from Classical Athens

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Christopher CareyRoyal Holloway, University of London

ISBN13: 9780415107600
ISBN: 0415107601
Published: June 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print
Paperback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780415107617

Christopher Carey offers a diverse repertory of legal case studies which deal with different aspects of Athenian law. The book presents a selection of forensic speeches with translations and explanatory notes, detailing the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments and a discussion of the legal issues raised. The volume provides an introduction to the Athenian legal system and how the system reveals the values and social life of classical Athens.

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Legal History, Trials
Introduction, Section I Homicide Cases, General, Case I: Lysias 1 - On the killing of Eratosthenes, Case II: Antiphon 1 - Accusation of poisoning against the stepmother, Case III: Antiphon 5 - On the killing of Herodes, Case IV: Antiphon 6 - On the Chorister, Section II Assault and Wounding, Case V Lysias 3 - Reply to Simon, A defence, Case VI: Demosthenes 54 - Against Konon for battery, Case VII: Isokrates 20 - Against Lochites, Section III Suits concerning property, Case VIII: Lysias 32 - Against Diogeiton, Case IX: Isaios 3 - On the estate of Pyrrhos, Case X: Isaios 4 - On the estate of Nikostratos, Case XI: Demosthenes 55 - Reply to Kallikles on damage to a farm, Section IV Cases concerning commerce, Case XII: Hypereides 3 - Against Athenogenes, Case XIII: Demosthenes 35 - Reply to Lakritos' Special Plea, Case XIV: Demosthenes 37 - Against Pantainetos, Section V Cases concerning citizenship, Case XV: [Demosthenes 59] - Against Neaira, Case XVI: Demosthenes 57 - Reply to Euboulides, Section VI Slander, Case XVII: Lysias 10 - Against Theomnestos.