Oath and State in Ancient Greece

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Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2013 - 386 pages
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The oath was an institution of fundamental importance across a wide range of social interactions throughout the ancient Greek world, making a crucial contribution to social stability and harmony; yet there has been no comprehensive, dedicated scholarly study of the subject for over a century. This volume of a two-volume study explores how oaths functioned in the working of the Greek city-state (polis) and in relations between different states as well as between Greeks and non-Greeks.

 

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Contents

OATHS AND INTERSTATE RELATIONS
145
Bibliography
327
Index of names and topics
339

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A. H. Sommerstein, University of Nottingham, UK; A. J. Bayliss, University of Birmingham, UK.

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