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Rhetoric and the law of Draco [electronic resource] /
Edwin Carawan.
imprint
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
description
xx, 408 p.
ISBN
0198150865 (Cloth)
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Book
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imprint
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
isbn
0198150865 (Cloth)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 16, 2007).
catalogue key
7371351
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-402) and indexes.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"A sophisticated book."--Religious Studies Review
"A sophisticated book."-- Religious Studies Review
'A sophisticated book written ... for scholars.'Peter Krentz, Religious Studies Review
'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 studyas an extremely important contribution to the field of Athenian homicide law.'M.J. Edwards, The Classical Review
'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
'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 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
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Summaries
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The author examines Athenian homicide trials from the extant documentation in this systematic treatment of the development of the law from Draco to Demosthenes in ancient Greece.
Long Description
Trials for murder and manslaughter in ancient Athens are preserved in an outstandingly full and revealing record. Carawan offers a systematic treatment of Athenian homicide trials, outlining the historical development of the law, from Draco to Demosthenes, and analyzing the surviving speeches written for such proceedings.
Long Description
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.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xix
Reading the Laws 'Written in Blood'p. 1
Historical Reconstruction of the Homicide Lawp. 31
Draco's Law and the Killer's Intentp. 33
The Five Courts of Homicidep. 84
Preliminaries, Out-Of-Court Remedies, and Trialp. 136
Commentary on the Homicide Speechesp. 169
The Tetralogies and the Court Speechesp. 171
Antiphon 1 and the Concept of Malicep. 216
Antiphon 6: Causation and the Lawp. 251
Justifiable Killing and the Problem of Lysias 1p. 282
Warrant and Arrest for Homicide: Antiphon 5 and Lysias 13p. 313
Legalism and Lysias 12p. 373
Synopsis of the Athenian Homicide Speechesp. 390
Bibliographyp. 393
Index of Passages Citedp. 403
General Indexp. 407
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