By Ilias Arnaoutoglou
During this complete and obtainable sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou offers a suite of old Greek legislation, that are positioned of their criminal and old contexts and are elucidated with proper choices from Greek literature and epigraphical tales. a large quarter of legislative job in significant and minor Greek city-states, starting from Delphoi and Athens in mainland Greece, to Gortyn in Crete, Olbia in South Russia and Aegean towns together with Ephesos, Samos and Thasos, is roofed. Ilias Arnaoutoglou divides laws into 3 major areas:
* the family - marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption, sexual offences and private status
* the market-place - exchange, finance, sale, coinage and leases
* the nation - structure, legislative strategy, public tasks, colonies, construction actions, naval forces, penal laws, faith, politics and inter-state affairs.
Dr Arnaoutoglou explores the importance of laws in historical Greece, the variations and similarities among historic Greek laws and legislators and their glossy opposite numbers and in addition offers clean translations of the criminal files themselves
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But if the heirs do not agree about the division, they shall auction the property. Having it sold to the highest bidder, the heirs shall take each his share. The division should take place in the presence of three or more adult free witnesses. Property given to daughters should follow the same procedure. While a father is alive. his sons are not allowed to sell or to pledge anything from the paternal property. The son himself can dispose of anything he has obtained or inherited. A father is not permitted to dispose of the property of his children, whatever they themselves obtained or inherited.
Xx 102, Plu. Solon 2 1. ] xlv 28; other wills, Dem. lii 10, 20-3, And. iv 15, Lys. frg. ] xlvi 24; requirements for validity of a will, Pl. Laws 923e-924a and Plu. Mor. 265e; opposition of oligarchies to making of wills, Aristot. Pal. 2; collection of testaments from other regions, RlJG ii 23 and Lykaonia (Asia Minor): SEG xlii 1256 (Imperial era); for the nature of the alleged testament of Xouthias from Tegea see the commentary in IPArk 1 (c. L. v 1 l-16 (Aristotle); x 16 (Epikouros); Sparta: introduction of testaments, Plu.
1); heiress, Dem. xliii 54 (above, no. 5). Further reading Athens: formalities of the procedure, E. Karabelias (1974) ‘Contribution a l’etude de I’epidikasie attique’, Symposion 1974, 201-25; summary, Harrison (1968: 15%62), MacDowell (1978: 102-3) and Todd (1993: 228-9). 9 Gortyn (Crete), Liability for debts IC iv 72 col. IX 2443 of a deceased c. 480-460 BC The provision provides a limit of one year for any suit connected with debts resulting from pledges and securities provided by the deceased.
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