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Anatolian States  

Trevor Bryce

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter explores the history of state formation in the Anatolian States, focusing on the Hittite state, which it explains arose in north-central Anatolia early in the Late Bronze Age ... More

Ancient Near Eastern City-States  

Steven J. Garfinkle

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the history of the formation of city-states in the Fertile Crescent. It provides a working definition of city-state in both spatial and social terms, and describes ... More

Archives, Documents, and Legal Practices in the Greek Polis  

Michele Faraguna

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Aug 2015
This chapter explores the importance of writing in the legal practices of the Greek poleis. After discussing writing materials and kinds of documents, illustrating the different functions ... More

The Athenian Reconciliation Agreement of 403 bce and its Legacy for Greek City-States in the Classical and Hellenistic Ages  

C. Joyce

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Jul 2016
This chapter surveys amnesty agreements throughout the Greek world in the Classical and Hellenistic ages and argues that in many the principle of political forgiveness was both important ... More

Bronze Age Greece  

John Bennet

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the history of state formation in ancient Greece during the Bronze Age, providing an overview of the nature of the Minoan states and the extent of control exercised ... More

Carthage  

Walter Ameling

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Feb 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the history of state formation in Carthage, explaining that the history of the Carthaginian state is one with a changing constitution, with new institutions emerging ... More

Child and Parent in Roman Law  

Ville Vuolanto

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Oct 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter concentrates on the issues in which the Roman jurisdiction of the Empire intervened in the relationships between parents and their (minor) children. It discusses the ownership ... More

Collegia and their Impact on the Constitutional Structure of the Roman State  

Jonathan S. Perry

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Oct 2016
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Nov 2016
Focusing on a few key passages, derived principally from law codes and literary sources, this chapter sketches out the legal situation of collegia vis-à-vis “the state”. However, this ... More

Constitutional Law in the Greek World  

P. J. Rhodes

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Aug 2015
This chapter discusses public law and the political institutions in the Greek poleis and other political units. The first part surveys modes of citizenship with a focus on political ... More

Contracts, Commerce and Roman Society  

Roberto Fiori

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Oct 2016
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Nov 2016
The Roman law of contract has developed itself around the idea of obligation. At the beginning of its history, transactions were possibly differentiated only at an economical level, while ... More

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