Telling Stories in Athenian Law

  title={Telling Stories in Athenian Law},
  author={Michael Gagarin},
  journal={Transactions of the American Philological Association},
  pages={197 - 207}
  • M. Gagarin
  • Published 6 November 2003
  • Law, History
  • Transactions of the American Philological Association
when students first encounter Athenian law, it seems quite different from what they know as our own law; and when they begin to read scholar ship on the subject, especially Anglo-American scholarship of the last two decades, they will probably find some discussion of the so-called "otherness" of Athenian law. Scholars these days don't write books that try to make Athe nian law more familiar, like Robert Bonner 's fine little introduction, Lawyers and Litigants in Ancient Athens, published three… 
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