Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 January 2001

224 Pages | 2 halftones

ISBN: 9780199240111

Bookseller Code (06)

Law and Social Status in Classical Athens

Edited by Virginia Hunter and Jonathan Edmondson

The subject of this collection is the articulation of law and social status in classical Athens. Its chapters, written by leading scholars from Canada, Britain, and the United States, cover a wide range of topics, among them the Athenian rationale for torture, different methods of execution, the contract and the legal context of prostitution, and metics in court.