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By Ilias Arnaoutoglou

during this accomplished and obtainable sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou offers a suite of historical Greek legislation, that are located of their criminal and ancient contexts and are elucidated with proper decisions from Greek literature and epigraphical stories. a large zone of legislative task in significant and minor Greek city-states, starting from Delphoi and Athens in mainland Greece, to Gortyn in Crete, Olbia in South Russia and Aegean towns together with Ephesos, Samos and Thasos, is roofed. Ilias Arnaoutoglou divides laws into 3 major areas:
* the family - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and private status
* the market-place - alternate, finance, sale, coinage and leases
* the kingdom - structure, legislative approach, public tasks, colonies, development actions, naval forces, penal laws, faith, politics and inter-state affairs.
Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the importance of laws in old Greece, the variations and similarities among historic Greek laws and legislators and their smooth opposite numbers and in addition offers clean translations of the criminal files themselves.

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