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By Ilias Arnaoutoglou

During this complete and obtainable sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou offers a suite of old Greek legislation, that are positioned of their criminal and ancient contexts and are elucidated with appropriate decisions from Greek literature and epigraphical tales. a large sector of legislative job 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 loved ones - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and private status
* the market-place - alternate, finance, sale, coinage and leases
* the kingdom - structure, legislative strategy, public tasks, colonies, construction actions, naval forces, penal rules, faith, politics and inter-state affairs.
Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the importance of laws in historical Greece, the variations and similarities among old Greek laws and legislators and their smooth opposite numbers and likewise offers clean translations of the criminal records themselves

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Thos et /es Cyclades du milieu du Iv” sikle aw. -C. 52-84, Paris (Bibliotheque Rome 263bis). 13 {Demostbenes) Athens, au milieu du Ill’ Law prohibiting epigamia Athenian women lix (Against sikle ap. , des Ecoles FranGaises d’Athenes et de Neaira) 16 with end 5th century BC Both the following two laws concern violation of the exclusive right 17 OIKOS of citizens to intermarry. Husbands and guardians are punished if they give a foreign woman in marriage as an Athenian or if they live as husband with an Athenian woman; the woman is not punished.

Relevant texts Athens: reference to the law on intestate succession, Is. vii 20, xi 1-2; Lokris (Central Greece): Nomima I, 44 (below, no. 94); mention of an inheritance law, Gorgippia (S. Russia): SEG xli 614 (AD 16). Further reading The whole dispute over Hagnias’ estate is discussed by W. Thompson (1976) De Hagniae here&ate. C. Miles (1950) ‘The Attic law of intestate succession’, Hermathena 75, 69-77 and Karabelias (1982), with a discussion of the terms anchisteia, syggeneia and ‘children of cousins’; summary discussion, Harrison (1968: 130-48); succession by ascendants in Lokris, A.

The male (relatives) and their male descendants are to take precedence, both if rhey are of the same parentage and if they are of remoter kinship. And if there are no relatives on the father’s side to the degree of children of cousins, those relatives on the deceased’s maternal side will inherit likewise. And if there is no relative, within the degree mentioned on either side, the nearest of kin on the father’s side shall inherit. No illegitimate child of either sex shall have sacred or secular rights of kinship from the year of the archon Eukleides (403/2 BC).

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