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Vol 24 No 5 May/June 2019

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The Birth of Nomos

ISBN13: 9781474442008
Published: November 2018
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00

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Delves into the history of the ancient Greek word nomos (and related words) to reveal the interdisciplinary depth of this term beyond its later meaning of 'law' or 'law-making' This is a highly original, interdisciplinary study of the archaic Greek word nomos and its family of words. Thanos Zartaloudis draws out the richness of this fundamental term by exploring its many uses over the centuries.

The Birth of Nomos includes extracts from a wide range of ancient sources, in both the original and English translation, including material from legal history, philosophy, philology, linguistics, ancient history, poetry, archaeology, ancient musicology and anthropology. Through a thorough analysis of these extracts, we gain a new understanding of nomos and its foundational place in the Western legal tradition.

List of Abbreviations
Preface: Anthroponomikos

Part I: Homeric Nomos
1. The Nomos of Feasts and ‘Sacrifices’
2. Nomos Moirēgenēs
3. The Nomos of the Land
4. Pastoral Nomos
5. Nemesis

Part II: Post-Homeric Nomos
6. The Nomos of the Post-Homeric Poets
7. The Nomos of Heraclitus
8. Nomos Basileus
9. The Nomos of the Tragedians
10. Nomos Mousikos