Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Rhetoric and the Law of Draco (Hardback)
  • Rhetoric and the Law of Draco (Hardback)
zoom

Rhetoric and the Law of Draco (Hardback)

(author)
£157.50
Hardback 428 Pages / Published: 26/02/1998
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Trials for murder and manslaughter in ancient Athens are preserved in a singularly full and revealing record. The earliest surviving speeches were written for such proceedings, and the laws governing such trials - laws that tradition ascribes to Draco himself - also survive in large part. These documents bear witness to the birth of the jury trial and of democratic rhetoric. This book, the first study of its kind, offers a systematic interpretation of Draco's law and the legal reasoning that grew out of it. The author outlines the historical development (7th to 4th centuries BCE), and then analyses the surviving speeches to unravel the underlying issues and practical consequences.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198150862
Number of pages: 428
Weight: 654 g
Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The book is a welcome addition to a considerable volume of bibliography on homicide law in ancient Athens ... this book will generate further debates on one of the most ancient statutes in history. * I. Arnaoutoglou, Journal of Hellenic Studies *
The bibliography is exhaustive and up-to-date, and includes titles from a wide range of subjects ... What is worth mentioning is the measured and successful comparative approach to modern, continental and Anglo-American legal bibliography. * I. Arnaoutoglou, Journal of Hellenic Studies *
Edwin Carawan, one of the leading contributors to the debate offers an extensive, thought-provoking study of the law, its development, and application in the homicide speeches of Antiphon and Lysias. C.'s book will undoubtedly provoke intense scholarly debate. I welcome this excellent study as an extremely important contribution to the field of Athenian homicide law. * M.J. Edwards, The Classical Review *
A sophisticated book written ... for scholars. * Peter Krentz, Religious Studies Review *

You may also be interested in...

Chastise
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Natural Born Heroes
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Chernobyl
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Short History of Brexit
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Quest for Queen Mary
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Shortest History of Europe
Added to basket
SPQR
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Napoleon
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Nein!
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Stasiland
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Chernobyl Prayer
Added to basket
Homage to Catalonia
Added to basket
Big Week
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Shortest History of Germany
Added to basket
The Cut Out Girl
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Shadowplay: Behind the Lines and Under Fire
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.