Parution : 01/2024
Editeur : Brill
ISBN : 978-9-0046-8672-4
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Law and Literature in Ancient Greece

Martín Laclau

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In this work, one of Latin America’s most renowned legal philosophers conducts a comprehensive survey of the ancient Greek understanding of the law, drawing on texts by poets (Hesiod), philosophers (Anaximander), playwrights (Aeschylus and Sophocles), and historians (Herodotus and Thucydides). The book ends with a finely detailed analysis of the relationship between language and reality in Aristotle, and the emergence of the notion of the system and its subsequent introduction into Roman law.

The author’s in-depth study of all these aspects makes this volume an essential reference for philosophers, jurists, and historians.



Chapter 1 The Notion of Natural Law in Greece and Its Introduction in Western Legal Thought
Chapter 2 The Notions of Dike and Nomos in Hesiod’s Poems
Chapter 3 Justice and Cosmos in Anaximander’s Philosophy
Chapter 4 Justice and Guilt in Aeschylus’s Plays
Chapter 5 The Message of Antigone
Chapter 6 The Understanding of History in Herodotus
Chapter 7 Philosophy And Politics in Thucydides’s Conception of History
Chapter 8 Language and Reality in Aristotle
Chapter 9 Aristotle and the Systematic Nature of Scientific Knowledge

International Studies in Law and Literature , Vol. 1 , 184 pages.  163,53 €