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How Strictly Did the Athenian Courts Apply the Law?: The Role of Epieikeia

Edward M. Harris

in The Rule of Law in Action in Democratic Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199899166
eISBN:
9780199369690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899166.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter begins with an analysis of Aristotle's discussion of epieikeia. It shows that epieikeia is not an appeal to a higher standard of justice above the written law but applies only in unusual ... More


Deciding

in A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226405094
eISBN:
9780226405117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines legal decision making in ancient Greece. It considers how the active, judging role of the audience in Athenian courts and assemblies has been obscured by the reduction of ... More


A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Steven Johnstone

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226405094
eISBN:
9780226405117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

An enormous amount of literature exists on Greek law, economics, and political philosophy. Yet no one has written a history of trust, one of the most fundamental aspects of social and economic ... More


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