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Cloudy Swearing: When (if Ever) is an Oath Not an Oath?

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675679
eISBN:
9781781380581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the ‘informal oaths’ that are recurrent in comedy, oratory, and prose dialogue in ancient Greece, with particular reference to the extent to which, and the circumstances in ... More


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