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By Ilias Arnaoutoglou

During this accomplished and available sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou provides a set of historical Greek legislation, that are located of their felony and historic contexts and are elucidated with proper choices from Greek literature and epigraphical stories. a large region of legislative task 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 prestige* the market-place - exchange, finance, sale, coinage and rentals* the nation - structure, legislative approach, public tasks, colonies, construction actions, naval forces, penal rules, faith, politics and inter-state affairs.Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the importance of laws in historical Greece, the diversities and similarities among historic Greek laws and legislators and their sleek opposite numbers and likewise offers clean translations of the felony records themselves.

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If the denounced creditor objects, each shall choose ten men who are going to be presented to the Council; from them the Council shall allot eleven trustworthy men, who shall swear that they are going to decide the case with fairness. Any of the councillors who does not keep the promise shall pay fifty drachmas. Anyone who wishes can collect the amount of money and the injured party can charge him with lack of patron? The Council should initiate the procedure within ten days from the denouncement; if not, the denouncer shall force the Council to start the procedure, to allot the judges and summon the witnesses to swear the oath.

FUNAIO LI, 306–16 (= ALTRI STUD I DI DIRITTO GRECO E ROM ANO, 509–18, 1976). 21 GORTYN (CRETE), RAPE AND SEDUCTION IC iv 72 col. II 2–20 c. 480–460 BC This section provides an exhaustive catalogue of penalties for cases of rape. All the penalties imposed are fines and they are increased according to the status of the injured party. The brief provision on seduction imposes a severe penalty only when the free woman is under the authority of a guardian. If anyone rapes a free man or woman, he shall pay a hundred staters; and if the victim is an APETAIRO S*, ten staters; and if a slave rapes a free man or woman, he shall pay double the amount; if a free man rapes an O IKEUS* , man or woman, he shall pay five drachmas; if an OIKEUS rapes another O IKEUS, man or woman, he shall pay five staters.

Col. II: Anyone wishing can denounce the transgressor and keep half of the loan. The denouncer shall exact the amount of the loan within thirty days from the denouncement and pay half of it to the public treasury. If the denounced creditor objects, each shall choose ten men who are going to be presented to the Council; from them the Council shall allot eleven trustworthy men, who shall swear that they are going to decide the case with fairness. Any of the councillors who does not keep the promise shall pay fifty drachmas.

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