By Christoph Carey

Trials from Classical Athens offers a variety of key forensic speeches with new translations and lucid explanatory notes, detailing the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments and a dialogue of the felony concerns raised. Carey bargains a various repertory of felony case reviews which take care of diversified points of Athenian legislations. the amount offers a special and obtainable advent to the Athenian felony procedure and the way the approach finds the values and social lifetime of Classical Athens. This finished booklet can be a basic source for college students of historic Greek historical past and someone drawn to the legislations, social historical past and oratory of the traditional Greek global.

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Aristotle, Ath. Const. 1. 20, Dem. 61. 34 above. C. Todd, ‘The purpose of evidence in Athenian courts’, in Nomos: Essays in Athenian Law, Politics and Society (Cambridge 1990), 30f. D. , 166. Like the slave who does the shopping in Lys. 1. So apparently the slave Midas who caused all the trouble which led to the case against Athenogenes, p. 142. Thus at Lys. 35 it is asserted that slaves are predisposed to give evidence against the master, while at Lykourgos Leokrates 30 it is assumed with equal confidence that they are likely to give evidence in his favour.

W. Harrison, The Law of Athens (Oxford 1968, 1971), I, 21–4, for Athens. 22. M. MacDowell, Spartan Law (Edinburgh 1986), 82, expresses caution on the subject. C. Todd, The Shape of Athenian Law (Oxford 1993), 30–48. 21 INTRODUCTION 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 See R. Thomas, Literacy and Orality in Ancient Greece (Cambridge 1992), 65ff. Aristotle, Ath. Const. 1. Aristotle, Ath. Const. 5. 497 et seq. , 202, 248ff. Aristotle, Ath. Const. 1. MacDowell, Law, 32. H. C. and the impeachment of generals and politicians (Odense 1975), 19, argues that the procedure of eisangelia (a political process initiated before the Council of Five Hundred or the Assembly) was created by Kleisthenes.

Your illegal behaviour is my best testimony; you were well aware that there would be noone who would testify against me having taken that oath. [16] Then again, you did not arrange for a single and conclusive trial on the issue, like someone confident in his case, but you left room for dispute 45 HOMICIDE CASES and further argument, as though you would not trust even these judges. So I gain no advantage even if I am acquitted in this court, but you can claim that I was acquitted as a felon but not on the charge of murder, while if you convict you will demand my death as one found guilty of murder.

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