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  GOVSTANDARD.COM: Home
Ancient Greek law is a branch of comparative jurisprudence relating to the laws and legal institutions of Ancient Greece.
Law is typically administered through a system of courts, in which judges hear disputes between parties and apply a set of rules in order to provide an outcome that is just and fair.
Philosophy of law is a branch of philosophy and jurisprudence which studies basic questions about law and legal systems, such as "What is the law?", "What are the criteria for legal validity?", "What is the relationship between law and morality?" and many other similar questions.
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  Greek Law - LoveToKnow 1911
Ancient Greek law is a branch of comparative jurisprudence the importance of which has been long ignored.
Greek law has, however, been partially compared with Roman law, and has been incidentally illustrated with the aid of the primitive institutions of the Germanic nations.
The general unity of Greek law is mainly to be seen in the laws of inheritance and adoption, in laws of commerce and contract, and in the publicity uniformly given to legal agreements.
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 GOVSTANDARD.COM: Legal History - Greek Law
It may now be studied in its earlier stages in the laws of Gortyn; its influence may be traced in legal documents preserved in Egyptian papyri; and it may be recognized as a consistent whole in its ultimate relations to Roman law in the eastern provinces of the Roman empire.
The existence of certain panhellenic principles of law is implied by the custom of settling a difference between two Greek states, or between members of a single state, by resorting to external arbitration.
The general unity of Greek law is mainly to be seen in the laws of inheritance and adoption, in laws of commerce and contract, and in the publicity uniformly given to legal agreements.
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 Roman law
Roman law is the legal system of the Roman republic and Roman Empire, from its earliest days to the time of the Eastern Roman Empire and the Emperor Justinian I after the fall of Rome itself.
Common law was originally based on Roman law, before it developed into a tradition of its own in England, from where it expanded to the United Kingdom, apart from Scotland, to the United States, apart from Louisiana, and to most former British colonies.
For example, it was Roman law that developed the differentiation between contract and tort; previously (as in ancient Greek law), contract violations were simply a kind of tort.
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 Greek Law
A Greek law graduate is required to work as an apprentice in a law firm or in an attorney's office for a period of 18 months before taking the bar exam.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Faculty of Law (in Greek)
Democritus University of Thrace Faculty of Law (in Greek)
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 Ancient Greek law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancient Greek law is a branch of comparative jurisprudence relating to the laws and legal institutions of Ancient Greece.
Greek Iuris law has been partially compared with Roman law, and has been incidentally illustrated with the aid of the primitive institutions of the Germanic nations.
For the details of Attic law we have to depend on ex parte statements in the speeches of the Attic orators, and we are sometimes able to check those statements by the trustworthy, but often imperfect, aid of inscriptions.
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 Ancient Greek Legal System
This law established exile as the penalty for homicide and was the only one of Draco's laws that Solon kept when he was appointed law giver in about 594 BC.
Because of this supervision, women's role in law was limited to rare court appearances, where she was either presenting evidence in a homicide case, or was being displayed along with her family to try to evoke pity from the jury.
Ancient Greek courts were cheap and run by what people today would call amateurs.Court officials were paid little, if anything, and most trials were completed in the same day, private cases even more quickly.
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 THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO ANCIENT GREEK LAW
A similarly solid contribution is Michael Gagarin’s “Early Greek Law.” Drawing on his deservedly well-regarded book of the same title, Gagarin shows that archaic Greeks combined written law with oral procedures that favored rational argumentation, publicity, transparency, and flexibility, instead of “formal procedures or automatic proofs, such as oath-swearing” (p.93).
Meaningful interpretation of ancient Greek law depends upon sensitivity to historical contingency, rhetorical context, and the dialectic between law and society.
Cohen’s particular target is the continental scholarly traditions that have assumed, largely without argument, the fundamental unity of Greek law and have thus concentrated on technical questions of legal doctrine and interpretation with little reference to the peculiarities of different social, cultural, and political contexts.
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 GlobaLex - UPDATE: A Description of the Structure of the Hellenic Republic, the Greek Legal System, and Legal Research
Ancient Greek law was described in writings as early as the Odyssey and the Iliad of Homer.
The laws required that the plaintiff and the defendant were obliged to argue their own cases before the court, thus all interested parties resorted to the “logografous” (speech writers).
There is a distinction between the law of the Roman Empire (the democratically voted leges and the provisions from the plebeians, plebiscita, the edicta of the governors) from the law of the provinces.
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 Law - ArticleWiki
Immigration law and nationality law concern the rights of foreigners to live and work in a nation-state that is not their own and to acquire or lose citizenship.
The term civil law, referring to a legal system, should not be confused with civil law as a group of legal subjects, as distinguished from criminal law or public law.
Ancient Athens, the small Greek city-state, was the first society based on broad inclusion of the citizenry, excluding women and the slave class from about 8th century BCE.
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 Law & Politics Book Review: Reviews Home
Greek law was [*344] public, anti-authoritarian, and contextual.
Through his careful attention to Greek political culture, and through his comparisons and contrasts with other pre-modern legal systems, Gagarin identifies common features of Greek law while also respecting the local pressures that shaped law in particular historical and geographic contexts.
Long underestimates the Stoics’ indebtedness to Plato’s LAWS for their conception of “natural law,” but he manages to pose original questions while providing just the sort of synoptic discussion that beginners need.
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 Essenes, Essene Teachings and Essene Theology
Anciently called "The Greater Mysteries" as containing knowledges which for their interiorness were reserved for initiates of high degree.
Crucifixion was never performed for ritual or symbolic reasons; it is an ancient method of execution in which the victim was tied or nailed to a large wooden cross (Latin: crux) and left to hang until dead.
Nearly all ancient images of Jesus were destroyed during the iconoclastic periods of the eighth and ninth centuries.
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 | Book Review | Law and History Review, 26.1 | The History Cooperative
Adriaan Lanni, for instance, in her chapter "Relevance in Athenian Law Courts," examines this aspect of Greek law from an evidentiary perspective.
She argues that the Athenian evidentiary practice of using appeals to emotion show that the Greeks' view of what was relevant in a trial exemplifies their "highly individualized and contextualized notion of justice." David Cohen, in his chapter, comes to the same conclusion from a different angle—criminal punishment.
This is one of many ways in which this collection's focus on Greek law of 2500 years ago deeply resonates with readers today, no matter what the level of expertise.
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 Greek Theater
Ancient Greeks from the 5th century BC onwards were fascinated by the question of the origins of tragedy and comedy.
Greek plays were performed as part of religious festivals in honor of the god Dionysus, and unless later revived, were performed only once.
Early Greek theaters were probably little more than open areas in city centers or next to hillsides where the audience, standing or sitting, could watch and listen to the chorus singing about the exploits of a god or hero.
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 Greek Translation Services, low priced translation Greek, translation English Greek, German translation ...
The pedigree of Greek language can be traced through about 4,000 years to ancient Athens, Trojan wars and Greek mythology as indeed to most of the first written European historical, cultural and scientific records.
From 4th to 15th century Greek was the official language of the Byzantine Empire, thereafter continued to be spoken by Greeks under Ottoman rule.
The Greek alphabet dates from about 1,000 BCE and was the first one with letters for vowels as well as for consonants, containing 15 single consonants, 2 double consonants and 7 vowels.
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 Egypt: Law and the Legal System in Ancient Egypt
It is thought that the laws of ancient Egypt were at least partially codified.
However, prior to the Greek period, ultimately it was the king as a living god who was the supreme judge and lawmaker.
The Greek lawgiver Solon visited Egypt in the 6th century BC, studied their law and adapted many aspects of it into the legal system of Athens.
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 International Association of Sports Law - Abstracts submitted to Congresses   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ancient Greek law seems to follow about the same course of development with the Hellenic «city-state» and its roots may be found very early in history.
For the Greeks, the Games were part of their religious festivities that were held by the Greek cities, which, in the framework of their specific civilization, created occasions for the establishment of the collaboration among the citizens, for their recreation and social education.
The truce as an institution was created by unwritten laws and customs, on the basis of which was created the law of the treaty among independent cities (states) and a common and generally accepted interstate act of justice is thus created.
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 Greek law - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)
Although Greek law was different in every Greek polis, it was based on the same principles of justice and the Greeks shared a common view on law.
Unfortunatly, we are left with fragmentary source for Greek law, with the execeptions for the Law of Gortyn (Crete; 5th century BCE) and the Athenian law (4th century BCE).
Socrates refused to flee, because he wanted to respect the law that had sentenced him to death.) and for them the law was the source of all justice.
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 Daily Life in Ancient Greece - Welcome to ancient Greece!
Some were Greek infants, abandoned on a hill or at the gates of a town, left to die, or to be rescued by someone passing by.
Ancient Greek children played with many toys, including rattles, little clay animals, horses on 4 wheels that could be pulled on a string, yo-yo's, and terra-cotta dolls.
Greek houses, in the 6th and 5th century BCE, were made up of two or three rooms, built around an open air courtyard, built of stone, wood, or clay bricks.
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 The Ancient Greeks - the Athenians of Ancient Greece.
The Ancient Greeks - the Athenians of Ancient Greece.
The two most important concepts which the ancient Greeks followed were found inscribed on the great shrine of Delphi, which read "Nothing in excess" and "Know thyself".
Ancient Greece was one of the largest contributors to present-day civilization.
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 Egypt Ancient, Law   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The usual law of succession could be circumvented by a special unregistered document: a parent, for example, could favour a daughter by guaranteeing her rights over the family property.
His legal innovations are one example of the far-reaching implications of Egyptian law: the Greek lawgiver Solon (6th century BC) visited Egypt and adapted aspects of the legal system to his own ideas for Athens.
Egyptian law continued to influence Greek law during the Hellenistic period, and its effects on Roman imperial law may still be felt today.
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 GREEK LAW - Online Information article about GREEK LAW
Androdamas of Rhegium gave Phi/atoms laws on homicide and on heiresses to the Chalcidians ofCoriaih.
Leptines, but the law itself could still be attacked, and, in this event, five advocates were appointed to defend it (oIv6uoi), cf.
Originally all these courts were under the jurisdiction of an ancient body of judges called the ephetae (l4irai), whose institution was ascribed to Draco.
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 Teachings of the Teacher
As the Greek language does use words meaning "is" and "the" frequently but are not used here suggests that this sentence is written in a Semitic syntax.
The Greek phrase "en to" is the equivalent to the Hebrew prefix "ba" meaning.
The Greek and English translation of this verse implies that the speaker is asking for one command found in the Torah that is above all the others but, when we translate the Hebrew sentence into English we find a slightly different question.
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 The Law in Ancient Greece
The two traditions agree that the laws are made by the Assembly and approved by the Senate.
Religious societies and some businesses were protected under the laws such that their by-laws were treated as lawful and binding.
Athens had laws covering personal property and providing for damages if that personal property was ruined or stolen.
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 Egypt Ancient, Law
The usual law of succession could be circumvented by a special unregistered document: a parent, for example, could favour a daughter by guaranteeing her rights over the family property.
His legal innovations are one example of the far-reaching implications of Egyptian law: the Greek lawgiver Solon (6th century BC) visited Egypt and adapted aspects of the legal system to his own ideas for Athens.
Egyptian law continued to influence Greek law during the Hellenistic period, and its effects on Roman imperial law may still be felt today.
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 Books (sole author):
"Greek Law and the Presocratics," in Presocratic Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Alexander Mourelatos, ed.
of Derek Roebuck, Ancient Greek Arbitration, in Ordia Prima 2 (2003) 177-79.
of Raphael Sealey, The Justice of the Greeks, in CP 91 (1996) 276-81.
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 The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law - Cambridge University Press
Law and oratory at Athens Stephen Todd; 6.
The role of the witness in Athenian law Gerhard Thur; 9.
Law, Attic comedy, and the regulation of comic speech Robert Wallace; 20.
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 The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law - Cambridge University Press
She is the author of Pericles’; Citizenship Law of 451/0 B.C. The Family in Greek History (1998), and articles on aspects of Greek family and social history.
HANS-ALBERT RUPPRECHT is Professor of Papyrology on the Law Faculty at the University of Marburg.
GERHARD THÜR is Professor of Roman Law and Ancient Legal History in Graz, Austria, and Chairman of the Kommission für Antike Rechtsgeschichte at the Austrian Academy of Science.
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