Law's Cosmos: Juridical Discourse in Athenian Forensic Oratory (BOK)

Victoria Wohl

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Recent literary-critical work in legal studies reads law as a genre of literature, noting that Western law originated as a branch of rhetoric in classical Greece and lamenting the fact that the law has lost its connection to poetic language, narrative, and imagination. But modern legal scholarship has paid little attention to the actual juridical discourse of ancient Greece. This book rectifies that neglect through an analysis of the courtroom speeches from classical Athens, texts situated precisely at the intersection between law and literature. Reading these texts for their subtle literary qualities and their sophisticated legal philosophy, it proposes that in Athens' juridical discourse literary form and legal matter are inseparable. Through its distinctive focus on the literary form of Athenian forensic oratory, Law's Cosmos aims to shed new light on its juridical thought, and thus to change the way classicists read forensic oratory and legal historians view Athenian law.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Victoria Wohl
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521110747
Antall sider 376 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 720 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Ancient history: to c 500 CE