Rhetoric and the Law of Draco

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Author  Edwin Carawan
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   May 14, 1998
ISBN  0198150865
Pages  432

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Trials for murder and manslaughter in ancient Athens are preserved in an outstandingly full and revealing record. Carawan offers a systematic treatment of Athenian homicide trials, outlining the historical development of the law, from Draco to Demosthenes, and analyzing the surviving speeches written for such proceedings.

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