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Court Procedures and Arbitration  

Michael Gagarin

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 7 considers Demosthenes’ use of court procedures and the role played by arbitration, first by describing the early stage of a dispute. In particular, it examines pre-litigation ... More

Introduction  

Gunther Martin

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
This handbook examines the rhetorical nature and techniques of Demosthenes’ speeches. It consists of essays written by scholars representing a diverse range of disciplines who offer their ... More

Law and Justice  

Mirko Canevaro

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 6 examines the role of law and justice in the speeches of Demosthenes and other Greek orators. The Demosthenic corpus consists of 42 judicial speeches in which issues of justice ... More

Legal Education and Training of Lawyers  

Jill Harries

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Oct 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter focuses on legal education. It surveys Justinian’s command-and-control model of legal education compared to the unstructured, ad hoc and sociable methods of instruction ... More

Rhetoric and Roman Law  

Agnieszka Kacprzak

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Oct 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter surveys the methods of constructing rational arguments taught in the schools of rhetoric and their impact on juridical argumentation. It surveys: the place of rhetoric in ... More

The Social and Legal Position of Metics, Foreigners, and Slaves  

Konstas Kapparis

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
The Demosthenic Corpus is the richest source available to us on the social and legal position of foreigners, metics, and slaves in Athenian society. Partly because of its size but also ... More

Speeches in Private Prosecutions  

Pietro Cobetto Ghiggia

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 29 examines Demosthenes’ speeches in private prosecutions, beginning with a discussion of his debut in a lawcourt when he was forced to file lawsuits against the relatives who had ... More

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