Laws of Ancient Crete, c.650-400 BCE
This volume presents the Greek text of approximately 200 stone inscriptions, which detail the laws of ancient Crete in the archaic and classical periods, c.650-400 BCE.
The texts of the inscriptions, many of which are fragmentary and relatively unknown, are accompanied by an English translation and also two commentaries; one focused on epigraphical and linguistic issues, and the other, requiring no knowledge of Greek, focused on legal and historical issues.
The texts are preceded by a substantial introduction, which surveys the geography, history, writing habits, social and political structure, economy, religion, and law of Crete in this period.
- Offers comprehensive coverage of all the most significant ancient Cretan laws, from c.650-400 BCE
- Provides English translations of all Greek text
- Features detailed introduction to archaic and classical Crete
- Includes full epigraphical details of the more recently discovered texts
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Author(s)||Gagarin, M and Perlman, P|