By Ilias Arnaoutoglou
During this complete and available sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou provides a suite of historical Greek legislation, that are located of their criminal and historic contexts and are elucidated with appropriate decisions from Greek literature and epigraphical stories. a large quarter 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 status
* the market-place - alternate, finance, sale, coinage and leases
* the country - 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 historic Greece, the variations and similarities among historical Greek laws and legislators and their sleek opposite numbers and likewise presents clean translations of the felony records themselves
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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. ‘, Symposion 198>, 7-l 3; Gortyn: detailed examination of the order to inherit, E. Karabelias (1986) ‘Modalids successorales ab intestate B Gortyne’, Festscbrift ftir A. Kr&zlein. Beitrzge zur antiken Rechtsgescbicbte, 294 1, Graz; Sealey (1990: 74-80); epibalhntes as heirs, S.
Further reading Overview, Dimakis (1959: 228-45); Athens: Harrison (1968: 45-60) and MacDowell (1978: 88); fresh discussion of modes and grounds for divorce, L. Cohn-Haft (1995) ‘Divorce in classical Athens’, JHS 115, l-14; Gortyn: Willetts (1967: 28-9). Ill l-l 6 It is not unusual in divorce property belonging to the regulation, unique, so far, provides that sworn oath on has not taken anything from property cases that allegations of appropriation of other spouse surface. The Gortynian among the legislations of Greek poleis, this would be enough proof that the wife her husband’s property.
If anyone gives while he owes money or has a fine to pay or is involved in litigation, the donation shall be void, if the remaining property is not sufficient to pay for the debt. Relevant texts Gortyn: rules pertaining to donations, IC iv 72 COI. XII l-5; among spouses, IC iv 72 col. III 20-2; donation of land by Makedonian kings: Kassandreia (Makedonia), SEG xxxviii 619 (285/4 BC); Sy113332 (305-297 BC); Gambreion (Mysia - Asia Minor) Sy1i3 302 (32615 BC); Athens: grant of land by the polis, Lys.