Legal Space in Classical Athens

  title={Legal Space in Classical Athens},
  author={Christopher Carey},
  journal={Greece and Rome},
  pages={172 - 186}
  • C. Carey
  • Published 1 October 1994
  • Law
  • Greece and Rome
Like many features of democratic Athens, the legal system is both strikingly familiar and disturbingly alien to the modern reader. The principle of trial by a jury of laymen is one which, though intermittently criticized, remains the basis of the decision-making process in modern Britain. At the same time, the size of the jury panels, their powers, the reliance on volunteer prosecutors, the use of an exchange of speeches as the method of presentation, these and other features diverge… 

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