By Ilias Arnaoutoglou
During this accomplished and obtainable sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou offers a set of historical Greek legislation, that are positioned of their felony and old contexts and are elucidated with appropriate choices from Greek literature and epigraphical tales. 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 loved ones - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and private status
* the market-place - exchange, finance, sale, coinage and leases
* the country - structure, legislative strategy, 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 diversities and similarities among historic Greek laws and legislators and their glossy opposite numbers and in addition presents clean translations of the criminal files themselves
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24 SEXUAL OFFENCES Relevant texts Athens: fines for rape, Lys. i 32, Pl. Laws 874e and Plu. Solon 23; similar provision in the treaty between Delphoi and Pellana (Central Greece), F. Salviat and Cl. Vatin (1971) inscriptions de la G&e centrale, 63-7 5, Paris; Keos (Cyclades): prohibition on women walking alone, due possibly to fear of rape, SEG xxxix 868 (300-250 BC). Further reading Gortyn, Metzger (1973: 26-9); survey of regulations, S. R. M. ‘, CQ 40, 117-36; limited role of the concept of consent in cases of rape and adultery, D.
Gernet (1955) ‘Observations sur la loi de Gortyne’ in Droit et socie’te’dans la G&e ancienne, 5 l-9, Paris; attempted seduction, M. Gagarin (1984) ‘The testimony of witnesses in the Gortyn laws’, GRBS 25, 345-9 (where previous bibliography is mentioned); seduction with the guardian’s connivance, A. Maffi (1984) ‘Le “leggi sulle donne” IC. 4, 72. , Sol. 23. l--2’, Soda/is. scritti in onore di A. Gzlarino IV, 1553-67; relation between rape and adultery, Carey (1995); function of witnesses in cases of seduction, M.
But if there are no children, she shall marry the epiballon, according to the laws. If the person who has the duty to marry an heiress is abroad and she is of an age to marry, she shall marry the next in order, according to the laws. A woman is considered an heiress when she does not have a father or a paternal brother. The relatives from the paternal line shall be responsible for the administration of the property and the heiress shall receive half of the produce as long as she is a minor. But if she is not of age to marry and there is no epiballon, she shall manage her own property and the produce and she shall remain with her mother until she is of age to marry.
Ancient Greek laws : a sourcebook by Ilias Arnaoutoglou