The Character of the Draconian Law

Grace (Kazakevich) Emily

Publication, translation and introductory note by I.E. Surikov (Moscow)

It is a Russian translation of a chapter from the unpublished monograph by E. Grace (Kazakevich) “Slave and Free Non-Citizen Offenders in Attic and Platonic Homicide Law” written in the 1960s. The chapter deals with the Draconian law on homicide, and specially accentuated is the problem of statuses of offender and victim. The author is interested mainly in what treatment the law suggested regarding persons of non-citizen statuses (metics, xenoi, slaves). 

Keywords: ancient Greek law, Athens, Dracon, homicide law, metics, xenoi, slaves

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