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The Laws of Ancient Crete, c.650-400 BCE, Hardback Book


This volume presents the Greek text of approximately 200 stone inscriptions, which detail the laws of ancient Crete in the archaic and classical periods, c.650-400 BCE.

The texts of the inscriptions, many of which are fragmentary and relatively unknown, are accompanied by an English translation and also two commentaries; one focused on epigraphical and linguistic issues, and the other, requiring no knowledge of Greek, focused on legal and historical issues. The texts are preceded by a substantial introduction, which surveys the geography, history, writing habits, social and political structure, economy, religion, and law of Crete in this period.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 592 pages, 75 illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Palaeography (history of writing)
  • ISBN: 9780199204823


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