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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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Writing Greek Law

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ISBN13: 9780521886611
Published: June 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £67.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521297288



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The use of writing in the development of Greek law was unique. In this comparative study Professor Gagarin shows the reader how Greek law developed and explains why it became so different from the legal systems with which most legal historians are familiar.

While other early communities wrote codes of law for academic or propaganda purposes, the Greeks used writing extensively to make their laws available to a relatively large segment of the community. On the other hand, the Greeks made little use of writing in litigation whereas other cultures used it extensively in this area, often putting written documents at the heart of the judicial process.

Greek law thereby avoided becoming excessively technical and never saw the development of a specialised legal profession. This book will be of interest to those with an interest in the history of law, as well as ancient historians.

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Subjects:
Legal History
Contents:
Introduction: writing Greek law; 1. Law before writing; 2. Writing and written laws; 3. Why the Greeks wrote laws; 4. Why Draco wrote his homicide law; 5. Oral and written in archaic Greek law; 6. Writing laws in fifth-century Gortyn; 7. Writing the Gortyn code; 8. Writing law in classical Athens; 9. Writing Athenian law: a comparative perspective; 10. Writing law in Hellenistic Greece; Conclusion: writing Greek law.