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adeia  

Arnold Wycombe Gomme and P. J. Rhodes

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Adeia, ‘immunity’, sometimes in Greece offered to men accused of involvement in a crime who were willing to inform on others (e.g. *Andocides in Athens' religious scandals of 415 bce). In Athens the ... More

adoption, Greek  

Mark Golden

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Greeks counted on their heirs for support in old *age, and for continuation of their oikoi (families) and tendance of their tombs after death. But high mortality ensured that many had no surviving ... More

adultery, Greek  

Mark Golden

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
At Athens, a law (attributed to *Draco or *Solon) allowed a man who killed another he found in the sexual act with his wife, mother, sister, daughter, or concubine held for the purpose of bearing ... More

Aeschines (1), c. 397–c. 322 BCE  

George Law Cawkwell

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Dec 2015
Aeschines (1) (c. 397–c. 322 BCE), Athenian orator whose exchanges with *Demosthenes (2) in the courts in 343 and 330 provide a large part of the evidence for the relations of Athens and Macedon in ... More

Agiads  

Paul Cartledge

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
The Agiads were the senior royal house at Sparta, descended mythically from the elder of Heraclid twins (Hdt. 6. 52; see heracles); the junior was known as the *Eurypontids. The origins of ... More

agoranomoi  

Arnold Wycombe Gomme and P. J. Rhodes

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Agoranomoi, overseers of the *market, an office known in many Greek states. In Athens there were ten, five for the city and five for the *Piraeus. They kept order in the market, saw to the quality of ... More

aisymnētēs  

Percy Neville Ure and Simon Hornblower

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Aisymnētēs, according to *Aristotle (Pol. 1285a), a supreme ruler appointed by some early city-states in times of internal crisis, for life, for a prescribed period, or till the completion of the ... More

amnesty  

Stephen Todd

Online publication date:
Jul 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
To propose or demand the recall of *exiles was common throughout the Greek world, and attempts by such exiles to recover confiscated property frequently provoked further strife (e.g. Xen. Hell. 5. 3. ... More

Andocides, c. 440–c. 390 BCE  

George Law Cawkwell

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
A member of a distinguished aristocratic family whose grandfather had been one of the ten Athenian envoys who negotiated the *Thirty Years Peace of 446. In 415, shortly before the great expedition to ... More

ankhisteia  

D. M. MacDowell

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Ankhisteia (ἀγχιστεία), a kinship group, extending to second cousins, or perhaps only to first cousins once removed. In Athenian law the nearest relatives within this group had the right ... More

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