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The Athenian amnesty and the ‘scrutiny of the laws’ *
The ?scrutiny of all the laws? that Andocides invokes in his defence On the Mysteries is usually interpreted as a recodification with the aim of barring prosecution for the crimes of civil conflict.Expand
Rhetoric and the Law of Draco
Trials for murder and manslaughter in ancient Athens are preserved in a singularly full and revealing record. The earliest surviving speeches were written for such proceedings, and the laws governingExpand
Deianira's Guilt
The protagonist of Trachiniae is virtually fixed in modern interpretation as the long-suffering housewife who meant no harm. In this regard Tycho’s assumption is shared by most scholars: Sophocles’Expand
Court reform, "Klērōtēria", and comic testimony
In fourth-century Athens jurors were assigned to ten sections in the tribe (A-K), then selected for duty (or excluded from it) in a multi-stage lottery. Scholars have assumed that jurors wereExpand
Akriton Apokteinai : Execution without Trial in Fourth-Century Athens
T EVOLUTION of Athenian legal procedure and the growing power of the courts has been a major focus of work on Athenian law for more than a quarter-century. The studies of H. 1. Wolff and M. H. HansenExpand
The Athenian Law of Agreement
At Athens legislation that made private agreements enforceable rested not on the binding effect of promises per se but on a principle of closure, modeled on the Reconciliation of 403.
Eisangelia and Euthyna : the Trials of Miltiades, Themistocles, and Cimon
P OLITICAL TRIALS at Athens in the early fifth century are known to us only from brief references, but much of the reconstruction of Athenian constitutional history, from Cleisthenes to Ephialtes,Expand