The Laws of Ancient Crete, c.650-400 BCE

Hardcover | February 4, 2016

byMichael Gagarin, Paula Perlman

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This volume presents the Greek text of approximately 200 stone inscriptions, which detail the laws of ancient Crete in the archaic and classical periods, c.650-400 BCE. The texts of the inscriptions, many of which are fragmentary and relatively unknown, are accompanied by an Englishtranslation and also two commentaries; one focused on epigraphical and linguistic issues, and the other, requiring no knowledge of Greek, focused on legal and historical issues.The texts are preceded by a substantial introduction, which surveys the geography, history, writing habits, social and political structure, economy, religion, and law of Crete in this period.

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This volume presents the Greek text of approximately 200 stone inscriptions, which detail the laws of ancient Crete in the archaic and classical periods, c.650-400 BCE. The texts of the inscriptions, many of which are fragmentary and relatively unknown, are accompanied by an Englishtranslation and also two commentaries; one focused on ...

Michael Gagarin is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. Paula Perlman is Professor of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199204829

ISBN - 13:9780199204823

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsList of FiguresAbbreviationsNote on ChronologyIntroductionArchaic and Classical Crete: Unity or Diversity?Setting the StageThe InscriptionsGovernmentPersonsSocial InsitutionsEconomyInter-Polis RelationsReligionLawCatalogue of TextsAxosDatalaDrerosEleuthernaEltyniaGortynKnossosLyktosPhaistosPriniasLocation of InscriptionsBibliographyIndex of Greek WordsIndex LocorumSubject Index