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By Ilias Arnaoutoglou

During this entire and available sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou provides a suite of historical Greek legislation, that are positioned of their criminal and historic contexts and are elucidated with suitable choices from Greek literature and epigraphical stories. a large zone 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 family - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and private status
* the market-place - alternate, 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 old Greece, the variations and similarities among old Greek laws and legislators and their smooth opposite numbers and likewise presents clean translations of the criminal records themselves

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If there are not any of them, their property will belong to their sisters and their children or their grandchildren. If there are not any of them, the property will belong to the epibaflontes. If there are not any of them, the property will belong to those who constitute the k/arm. And if some of the epiballontes want to divide the property and some others do not, a judge will decide that the property will belong to those who wish to divide the property until they divide it. And if anyone damages or steals or removes anything after the issue of the decision, he shall pay ten staters and double the value of the object removed.

And if the challenger wins the case without having summoned the beneficiary, the adjudication shall be void. ’ And the beneficiary shall have to prove on what terms the property was adjudicated to him. 7 The legal period to challenge the adjudication was five years. ] xlvi 14 (above, no. 1); heiress, Dem. xliii 54 (above, no. 5). Further reading Athens: formalities of the procedure, E. Karabelias (1974) ‘Contribution a l’etude de I’epidikasie attique’, Symposion 1974, 201-25; summary, Harrison (1968: 15%62), MacDowell (1978: 102-3) and Todd (1993: 228-9).

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. The central theme here is the prevention of usurping citizenship but not the conditions or requirements to marry.

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