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The laws of Ancient Crete : c.650-400 BCE

Michael Gagarin (Author), Paula Jean Perlman (Author)
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 English translation 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
Print Book, English, 2016
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Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2016
xxiv, 566 pages : illustrations, map, plans ; 26 cm
9780199204823, 0199204829
Archaic and classical Crete : unity or diversity?
Setting the stage
The inscriptions
Social institutions
Inter-polis relations
Text in English and Ancient Greek