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Trials from Classical Athens

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Trials from Classical Athens presents a selection of key forensic speeches with new translations and lucid explanatory notes, detailing the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments and a discussion of the legal issues raised. Carey offers a diverse repertory of legal case studies which deal with different aspects of Athenian law. The volume provides a unique and accessibl ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 27th 1997 by Routledge (first published June 5th 1997)
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May 03, 2008 Stephanie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: only someone neurotic enough to enjoy the classics!
Recommended to Stephanie by: dr steve johnstone
thus far, it's intriguing and frustrating. as you can tell from the title, it's a series of trials from classical athens. actually it's various defense and prosecution speeches. that's where it gets frustrating! we only have one side of the story! my instructor introduced this book to us by likening it to modern csi/law and order shows...with that in mind, it makes it an interesting read! it's amazing to see how trials were "conducted" in 5th century athens. no lawyers, no judge, no ...more
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