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The Athenian Republic: Democracy of the Rule of Law?

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This book traces continuity in the development of the Athenian constitution, whereas previous studies have usually looked for catastrophic changes. Sealey selects three features of Athenian law which are important for the structure of society and the location of authority: (1) the legal status, and to a lesser extent the socioeconomic condition, of the different kinds of inhabitants of Attica; (2) the distinction, recognized in the fourth century, between "laws" and "decrees," analyzing what the Athians understood by "law"; ...

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The Athenian Republic: Democracy of the Rule of Law?
1990, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271004433

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