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This chapter discusses the Gortyn Code within the wider context of Cretan law. It provides a comprehensive account of the laws of Gortyn as they can be reconstructed from the Great Code and from other legal inscriptions. It also offers an overview of the relevant source material and of its specificities. The areas discussed are personal and family relations (for example marriage, adoption, slavery), commercial law and economic transactions, and legal procedure in Gortyn. The chapter also integrates the discussion of the Gortyn code within the wider research question of the unity and diversity of Greek law, and compares Cretan procedures with those attested in other poleis.
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