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Introduction

David A. Teegarden

in Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book examines one peculiar, but apparently quite popular, means by which pro-democrats in ancient Greece facilitated ... More


The Afterlife of the Laws of Hammurabi: The Continuation of Scribal Improvisation outside Mesopotamia and the Creation of Commentaries in Mesopotamia

Pamela Barmash

in The Laws of Hammurabi: At the Confluence of Royal and Scribal Traditions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197525401
eISBN:
9780197525432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525401.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The tradition of law collections continued outside of Mesopotamia for more than a millennium after Hammurabi. The Laws of Hammurabi was the culmination of this tradition in Mesopotamia, but this ... More


The Birth of Nomos

Thanos Zartaloudis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442008
eISBN:
9781474459808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442008.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Birth of Nomos delves into the history of the fundamental ancient Greek word nomos (and its family and other related words) to extensively examine the varied co-existent uses of the terms from ... More


The Legal Authority of the Laws of Hammurabi

Pamela Barmash

in The Laws of Hammurabi: At the Confluence of Royal and Scribal Traditions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197525401
eISBN:
9780197525432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525401.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The legal authority of the Laws of Hammurabi has been assessed by examining whether it was legislation, royal decrees, or judicial decisions. Searching for evidence that the Laws of Hammurabi was ... More


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