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Horkos : the oath in Greek society, edited by Alan H. Sommerstein and Judith Fletcher

Label
Horkos : the oath in Greek society
Title
Horkos
Title remainder
the oath in Greek society
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alan H. Sommerstein and Judith Fletcher
Title variation
Oath in Greek society
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
What was an oath? When were oaths necessary? How seriously were oaths taken? How did literary artists exploit them? How did Greek oath practices relate to those of neighboring cultures? The importance of oaths to ancient Greek culture can hardly be overstated, especially in the political and judicial fields; they have never, however, been the object of a comprehensive, systematic study. This volume derives from a research project on the oath in ancient Greece, and comprises seventeen chapters by experts in law, political and social history, literary criticism, and cross-cultural studies, exploring a wide range of aspects of the subject
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Includes Greek quotations with English translations
LC call number
DF78
LC item number
.H67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sommerstein, Alan H
  • Fletcher, Judith
  • University of Nottingham
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greece
  • Oaths
  • Oaths (Greek law)
Label
Horkos : the oath in Greek society, edited by Alan H. Sommerstein and Judith Fletcher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This volume originated ... from a conference on 'The Oath in Greek Society' held at Nightingale Hall, University of Nottingham, from 30 June to 2 July 2004."--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-292) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Litigants' oaths in Athenian law
  • Michael Gagarin
  • The
  • dikast's oath and the question of fact
  • David C. Mirhady
  • Could a Greek oath guarantee a claim right? Oaths, contracts and the structure of obligation in classical Athens
  • David Carter
  • Oath and contract
  • Edwin M. Carawan
  • 'An
  • Introduction
  • Olympic victory must not be bought' : oath-taking, cheating and women in Greek athletics
  • Jonathan S. Perry
  • pt. 2.
  • Case studies
  • Epinician swearing
  • Bonnie MacLachlan
  • Horkos in the Oresteia
  • Judith Fletcher
  • Masters of manipulation : Euripides' (and Medea's) use of oaths in Medea
  • Arlene Allan
  • Alan H. Sommerstein
  • Cloudy swearing : when (if ever) is an oath not an oath?
  • Alan H. Sommerstein
  • Thucydides and Plataian perjury
  • Simon Hornblower
  • The
  • oath of Demophantos and the politics of Athenian identity
  • Julia L. Shear
  • Hierophantic performances : the Syracusans' Great Oath and other examples
  • Tarik Wareh
  • pt. 3.
  • pt. 1.
  • From East, to West
  • Oath and allusion in Alcaeus fr. 129
  • Mary R. Bachvarova
  • Cosmological oaths in Empedocles and Lucretius
  • Myrto Garani
  • The
  • Greek oath in the Roman world
  • Serena Connolly
  • Oaths and their uses
  • Oaths in political life
  • P.J. Rhodes
  • Oaths in Greek international relations
  • Sarah Bolmarcich
Control code
144525079
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781904675679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)144525079
Label
Horkos : the oath in Greek society, edited by Alan H. Sommerstein and Judith Fletcher
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This volume originated ... from a conference on 'The Oath in Greek Society' held at Nightingale Hall, University of Nottingham, from 30 June to 2 July 2004."--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-292) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Litigants' oaths in Athenian law
  • Michael Gagarin
  • The
  • dikast's oath and the question of fact
  • David C. Mirhady
  • Could a Greek oath guarantee a claim right? Oaths, contracts and the structure of obligation in classical Athens
  • David Carter
  • Oath and contract
  • Edwin M. Carawan
  • 'An
  • Introduction
  • Olympic victory must not be bought' : oath-taking, cheating and women in Greek athletics
  • Jonathan S. Perry
  • pt. 2.
  • Case studies
  • Epinician swearing
  • Bonnie MacLachlan
  • Horkos in the Oresteia
  • Judith Fletcher
  • Masters of manipulation : Euripides' (and Medea's) use of oaths in Medea
  • Arlene Allan
  • Alan H. Sommerstein
  • Cloudy swearing : when (if ever) is an oath not an oath?
  • Alan H. Sommerstein
  • Thucydides and Plataian perjury
  • Simon Hornblower
  • The
  • oath of Demophantos and the politics of Athenian identity
  • Julia L. Shear
  • Hierophantic performances : the Syracusans' Great Oath and other examples
  • Tarik Wareh
  • pt. 3.
  • pt. 1.
  • From East, to West
  • Oath and allusion in Alcaeus fr. 129
  • Mary R. Bachvarova
  • Cosmological oaths in Empedocles and Lucretius
  • Myrto Garani
  • The
  • Greek oath in the Roman world
  • Serena Connolly
  • Oaths and their uses
  • Oaths in political life
  • P.J. Rhodes
  • Oaths in Greek international relations
  • Sarah Bolmarcich
Control code
144525079
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781904675679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)144525079

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