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Political Trials in Ancient Greece (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Richard A. Bauman

Routledge

222 pages

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During the inspired years of the Athenian empire, through the tragedy of its collapse, to the more prosaic era that followed, most of the great names in Athenian history were involved in the procedures of criminal law. Political Trials in Ancient Greece, first published in 1990,explores the relationships between historical process, constitution, law, political machinations and foreign policy, concentrating on fifth and fourth century Athens and on Macedonia.

These trials contribute significant details to our knowledge of such towering figures as Aeschylus, Pericles, Thucydides, Alcibiades, Socrates, Demosthenes and Aristotle, as well as a diverse collection of Macedonian defendants. The jurisdiction of the Areopagus, trials of communities, and the personal jurisdiction of the Macedonian king are also examined. Richard Bauman’s original account broadens our understanding of Greek legal institutions and of the ancient Greek approach to the law, as well as the general ethos of Athenian and Macedonian society.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Introduction 2. Fifth-Century Athens: Early Empire-Builders and the Courts 3. Fifth-Century Athens: The Judicial Sovereignty of the Demos 4. Fifth-Century Athens: ‘Whom the Gods Wish to Destroy’ 5. Fourth-Century Athens: Law Reform, Scrutiny, and Illegality 6. Fourth-Century Athens: Asebeia, the Willing Work-House 7. Alexander in Asia 8. From Perdiccas to Poliorcetes; Abbrevations; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS002000
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HIS002010
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
HIS054000
HISTORY / Social History
LAW060000
LAW / Legal History