By Ilias Arnaoutoglou
During this finished and available sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou provides a suite of old Greek legislation, that are located of their felony and historic contexts and are elucidated with proper choices from Greek literature and epigraphical tales. a large sector 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 loved ones - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and private status
* the market-place - exchange, finance, sale, coinage and leases
* the kingdom - structure, legislative method, public tasks, colonies, development actions, naval forces, penal laws, faith, politics and inter-state affairs.
Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the importance of laws in historic Greece, the variations and similarities among old Greek laws and legislators and their sleek opposite numbers and likewise offers clean translations of the felony files themselves
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480-460 BC The provision provides a limit of one year for any suit connected with debts resulting from pledges and securities provided by the deceased. The testimony of witnesses is decisive for the judge. If the object of litigation is related to a previous suit, then the official recorder and the judge are summoned to testify. If anyone, who has provided a guarantee or lost a suit or owes money given as security or was involved in fraud or has made a formal promise, dies or if anyone else in a similar relationship to him dies, any suit against him should be filed within a year; and the judge will decide on the basis of the statements by the witnesses; if the suit relates to a previous case won by the plaintiff, the judge and the mnemon * shall testify, if they are alive and have not lost their civic rights, as well as the epiballontes;* but in case of a pledge given to secure debt and of defrauding and of formal promise, the epiballontes are to testify.
62-3 end 4th century BC One of the duties of children towards their parents was to treat them with due respect. Somepoleis institutionalized this moral obligation, while in Athens maltreatment of parents could disqualify a citizen from public office. Unfortunately, this fragmentary law from Delphoi 25 OIKOS does not provide more details about obligation, but it provides an illustration moral duty. the requirements of the importance of the of the God. It was decided by thepolis in a plenary assembly with three hundred and fifty three votes, to inscribe the law concerning parents; Melanopos, Philutas, Herakleios, Theudoridas, Hagetor were councillors; whoever does not provide for his father and mother, when denounced in the Council, shall be convicted by the Council and shall be incarcerated till [.
Aspects of Macedonian imperialism, 11 l-45, Leiden. 14 INHERITANCE 11 Gortyn (Crete), IC iv 72 col. X 34-col. XI 23 Adoption c. 480-460 BC Adoption was widespread in antiquity and especially in Athens, where a dying man could adopt in order to avoid the extinction of his oikos. However, in Gortyn adoption does not seem to play such a prominent role, although the adoptee has similar duties to those of his Athenian counterpart. Adoption as well as the renunciation of the adoptee was held in public.