Horkos : the oath in Greek society

  title={Horkos : the oath in Greek society},
  author={A. Sommerstein and Judith Fletcher},
Introduction (Alan H. Sommerstein) Part I: Oaths and their Uses 1 Oaths in political life (P.J. Rhodes, University of Durham, UK) 2 Oaths in Greek international relations (Sarah Bolmarcich, University of Michigan, USA) 3 Litigants' oaths in Athenian law (Michael Gagarin, University of Texas, Austin, USA) 4 The dikast's oath (David C. Mirhady, Simon Fraser University, Canada) 5 Could a Greek oath guarantee a claim right? (David M. Carter, University of Reading, UK) 6 Oath and contract (Edwin M… Expand
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