Oxford University Press Laws of Ancient Crete, c.650-400 BCE This volume presents the Greek text of approximately 200 stone inscriptions, which detail the laws o.. Product #: 9780199204823 Regular price: $145.00 $145.00

Laws of Ancient Crete, c.650-400 BCE

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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
ISBN: 9780199204823
Author(s) Gagarin, M and Perlman, P
Edition 1
Format Hb
Publication Date 30/01/2016