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officials, Greek, accountability of  

Pierre Fröhlich

Online publication date:
Aug 2017
Subject:
Greek Law
From the end of the Archaic era to the end of the Hellenistic period, all officials of Greek cities were required to render their accounts (euthynai) through procedures, which varied ... More

freedmen/freedwomen, Greek  

David M. Lewis and Sara Zanovello

Online publication date:
May 2017
In the Greek world, manumission, which spelt the end of an individual’s life in slavery, was achieved in a variety of ways, but it often entailed legal obligations to remain (paramenein) ... More

legislation (nomothesia)  

Mirko Canevaro

Online publication date:
Jun 2016
Subject:
Greek Law
From the earliest stages, the Greeks understood the distinction between legislation and day-to-day administration. They gave laws a special status and often created specific, separate ... More

archontes  

Arnold Wycombe Gomme and P. J. Rhodes

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Greek Law
Archontes (‘rulers’), the general Greek term for all holders of office in a state. But the word was frequently used as the title of a particular office, originally at least the highest office of the ... More

Areopagus  

Theodore John Cadoux and P. J. Rhodes

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Mar 2016
Areopagus, the ‘Hill of Ares’ (Ἄρειος πάγος) at *Athens, north-west of the Acropolis, and the ancient council associated with it. There are no substantial remains on the hill; the council's ... More

assembly, Macedonian  

R. M. Errington

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Greek Law
Mass assemblies are known from Macedonia under the monarchy only in times of crisis; since Macedonian crises were usually directly military or connected with a military operation, those assembling ... More

cleruchy  

Simon Hornblower

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Mar 2016
Cleruchy (κληρουχία), a special sort of Greek colony (see colonization, greek) in which the settlers kept their original citizenship and did not form a completely independent community. In Classical ... More

democracy, non-Athenian and post-Classical  

Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Democracy or people's power (see demos) was not an Athenian monopoly or even invention. (See democracy, Athenian.) The Archaic Spartan constitutional document (rhētra) preserved in Plutarch Lycurgus ... More

Demosthenes(2), Athenian orator, 384–322 BCE  

George Law Cawkwell

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Mar 2016
The greatest Athenian orator. When Demosthenes was 7 years old his father died, leaving the management of his estate to his brothers, Aphobus and Demophon, and a friend, Therippides. The trustees ... More

Dinarchus, c. 360–c. 290 BCE  

George Law Cawkwell

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Greek Law
Dinarchus (Δείναρχος) (c. 360–c. 290 bce), the last of the Ten *Attic Orators (for the formation of the *canon, see Caecilius (1)). For the outline of his life we largely depend on *Dionysius (7) of ... More

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