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inheritance, Greek  

D. M. MacDowell

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Greek Law
In Athens, if a deceased man left legitimate sons, they shared the property equally; if a son predeceased his father leaving sons of his own, those sons inherited their father's share. If the ... More

Isaeus (1), Athenian speech-writer, c. 420–340s BCE  

John Davies

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Greek Law
The skimpy ancient biographical tradition ([Plut.] Mor. 839e–f, *Dionysius(7) of Halicarnassus' critical essay Isaeus, and a Life preceding the speeches in the main MSS) preserves his father's name, ... More

Isocrates, 436–338 BCE  

George Law Cawkwell

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Greek Law
Isocrates (436–338 BCE), Athenian orator of central importance. Although he lacked the voice and the confidence ever to address a large audience and so played no direct part in the affairs of the ... More

isonomia, 'equality of law'  

P. J. Rhodes

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Seems, along with other compounds of iso-, to have been a prominent term in Greek political discourse in the late 6th and early 5th cents. bce. *Herodotus(1) uses isonomia in his Persian debate to ... More

isopoliteia, 'equal citizenship'  

Jakob Aall Ottesen Larsen and P. J. Rhodes

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Isopoliteia (‘equal citizenship’) is a term used from the 3rd cent. bce, either instead of politeia (‘citizenship’) for grants of *citizenship by a Greek state to individuals (e.g. IG 5. 2. 11 = ... More

judges, foreign  

Antony Spawforth

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Modern coinage to describe a judge or panel of judges (xenikon dikastērion) sent by one Greek city to hear lawsuits in another, often on the basis of a shared tie of *kinship (syngeneia). Attested ... More

kingship  

Oswyn Murray

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Kingship (basileia). The Mycenaean political system (see mycenaean civilization) was monarchic, with the king (wanax) at the head of a palace-centred economy; the 10th-cent. bce ‘hero's tomb’ at ... More

kinship  

S. C. Humphreys

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
In antiquity constituted a network of social relationships constructed through marriage and legitimate filiation (including *adoption). It stretched beyond the *household (which usually included ... More

law in Greece  

Stephen Todd

Online publication date:
Jul 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Modern work on this subject is conditioned by two important considerations. In the first place, it is Rome and not Greece which dominates European legal history: indeed, because the Greek world ... More

law, international  

Jakob Aall Ottesen Larsen and Simon Hornblower

Online publication date:
Jul 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Under this heading law must be taken in its widest sense to include customary, religious, and moral law. Some approach to statutory law can be seen in the amphictionic laws (see ... More

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