By Ilias Arnaoutoglou

During this accomplished and available sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou provides a suite of historic Greek legislation, that are located of their criminal and ancient contexts and are elucidated with appropriate decisions from Greek literature and epigraphical stories. a large quarter 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 family - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and private status
* the market-place - alternate, finance, sale, coinage and leases
* the country - structure, legislative approach, public tasks, colonies, construction actions, naval forces, penal rules, faith, politics and inter-state affairs.
Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the importance of laws in old Greece, the variations and similarities among old Greek laws and legislators and their sleek opposite numbers and in addition presents clean translations of the felony files themselves

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A year after the issue of the decision against the offender, the person constrained can receive three times the amounts prescribed or less, but not more; the judge shall decide about the precise time of execution of the clause. If a slave, about whom a suit was lost, takes refuge in a temple, the defeated litigant shall summon the winner and shall point out, in the presence of two adult witnesses, the slave in the temple where he took refuge, either in person or by proxy. But if he does not summon or point out (where the slave has taken refuge), he shall pay everything provided in the law and if he does not hand over the slave even after a year, he shall pay in addition single penalties.

The law stipulates the order of succession; male relatives have precedence over female and the nearest over the remotest. If anyone dies without making a will, if he leaves daughters his property will go with them; if not, the following shall be entitled to his property: brothers by the same father and legitimate sons of brothers shall take the share of their father. If there are not any brothers or sons of brothers . ,3 their descendants likewise shall inherit. The male (relatives) and their male descendants are to take precedence, both if rhey are of the same parentage and if they are of remoter kinship.

3 Gortyn IC iv 72 col. IV 23-coI. (Crete), Intestate succession c. 480460 VI 46 BC Rules of succession in Gortyn were different from those in Athens. Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and their descendants, sisters and their descendants, epiballontes* and finally kZaros* are designated as heirs. It is prohibited to sell, pledge or promise property to be inherited. Certain parts of the inheritance are kept for sons (paternal houses) and daughters (maternal houses). Children who, on the occasion of their wedding, chose to receive property are not entitled to have a share in the inheritance.

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