Ancient Greek Laws: A Sourcebook by Ilias Arnaoutoglou PDF

By Ilias Arnaoutoglou

ISBN-10: 0203011740

ISBN-13: 9780203011744

ISBN-10: 0415149851

ISBN-13: 9780415149853

During this finished and obtainable sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou offers a set of historical Greek legislation, that are located of their felony and historic contexts and are elucidated with correct decisions from Greek literature and epigraphical stories. a large zone of legislative task in significant and minor Greek city-states, starting from Delphoi and Athens in mainland Greece, to Gortyn in Crete, Olbia in South Russia and Aegean towns together with Ephesos, Samos and Thasos, is roofed. Ilias Arnaoutoglou divides laws into 3 major areas:* the family - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and private prestige* the market-place - exchange, finance, sale, coinage and rentals* the nation - structure, legislative procedure, public tasks, colonies, development actions, naval forces, penal rules, faith, politics and inter-state affairs.Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the importance of laws in historical Greece, the diversities and similarities among historic Greek laws and legislators and their smooth opposite numbers and in addition offers clean translations of the felony records themselves.

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This law reveals that there were, at least, two separate areas designated for ships of a high tonnage. It is also of interest that special officials (APO LOGO I*), under the supervision of judges, were responsible for upholding the law. No ship is to be hauled into the delineated areas, in the first one of less than 3,000 talents (= C. 1; talents (= C. 130 tons) cargo; anyone violating this rule shall pay five staters to the PO LIS; and the EPISTATAI* shall exact the fine. And if any dispute arises, the APO LOGO I shall decide about it, in the presence of judges; they are to hand their decision to impose a penalty to the EPISTATAI who are to exact the penalty.

Bogaert (1968) BANQ UES ET BANQ UIERS D ANS LES CITÉS GRECQ UES, Leyden. 44 ATHENS, LAW ON LOANS FOR CARGOES OF GRAIN Demosthenes xxxv (Against Lakritos) 51 mid 4th century BC The law appears in a lawsuit of commercial character; the plaintiff lent money for carrying wine to the Black Sea and on the return journey bringing wheat to Athens. According to the law it was illegal to contract a loan on a ship which would not bring wheat on the return journey to Athens. The law is cited as a proof of the severity of the consequences the plaintiff would have suffered had he violated the law.

The law is cited as a proof of the severity of the consequences the plaintiff would have suffered had he violated the law. Athenians and M ETICS living in Athens and any persons over whom they have control are not allowed to lend money on any vessel which is not going to bring to Athens grain and other articles specifically mentioned. And whoever contracts a loan contrary to this law, information and an account36 of the money shall be provided to the EPIM ELETAI* in the same way as it is provided for the ship and the grain.

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