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Athēnaiōn politeia  

P. J. Rhodes

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Dec 2015
*Aristotle is credited with works on the constitutions of 158 states: a papyrus containing all but the opening few pages of the Athenian constitution was acquired by the British Museum, and was ... More

atimia  

Arnold Wycombe Gomme and P. J. Rhodes

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Atimia, in a Greek state, the loss of some or all rights. It originally amounted to outlawry, total loss of rights vis-à-vis the individual or community the man made atimos had wronged; later it came ... More

Attic Orators  

C. Carey

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
By the time of *Hermogenes (2) (On Ideas 2. 11) writing in the 2nd cent. ce there was a list of ten Athenian orators (*Lysias, *Isaeus (1), *Hyperides, *Isocrates, *Dinarchus, *Aeschines (1), ... More

autonomy  

Simon Hornblower

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Jul 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
In internal affairs it means the state of affairs where a community is responsible for its own laws; in this sense it is opposed to *tyranny (Hdt. 1. 96. 1) and means self-determination, whereas ... More

axones  

Victor Ehrenberg and P. J. Rhodes

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Dec 2015
At Athens the laws of *Draco and of *Solon were inscribed on numbered axones; the term kyrbeis (of unknown origin), used of Solon's laws, is thought by some to refer to a different set of objects, ... More

betrothal, Greek  

Gordon Willis Williams and Mark Golden

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Dec 2015
Greek betrothal, ἐγγύη, was a contract between two men, the groom and the bride's father (or other κύριος, ‘controller’, male representative at law) which established that a union was a fully valid ... More

boulē  

Arnold Wycombe Gomme, Theodore John Cadoux, and P. J. Rhodes

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Jul 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
In Greek states, a council; frequently the council which had day-to-day responsibility for the state's affairs. Its membership and powers could vary with the complexion of the regime: in the Homeric ... More

bribery, Greek  

Simon Hornblower

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Dec 2015
Much Greek vocabulary for bribery is neutral (‘persuade by gifts/money’, ‘receiving gifts’), although pejorative terms like ‘gift-swallowing’ are found as early as Hesiod (Op. 37 ff.). ... More

bureaucracy, Greek  

P. J. Rhodes

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Because the Greek world remained a world of separate, small states, and because those states entrusted their administration as far as possible to individual citizens or boards of citizens, often ... More

Charondas  

Michael Gagarin

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
The lawgiver of his native town *Catana and other Chalcidic colonies, especially *Rhegium. He is often associated with *Zaleucus, but he lived later, probably towards the end of the 6th ... More

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