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HorkosThe Oath in Greek Society$
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Alan Sommerstein and Judith Fletcher

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781904675679

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.001.0001

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The Dikasts' Oath and the Question of Fact

The Dikasts' Oath and the Question of Fact

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(p.48) 4 The Dikasts' Oath and the Question of Fact
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Horkos
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David C. Mirhady

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.003.0005

This chapter examines the oath that was taken (once a year) by jurors in ancient Greece. It looks at the dikasts' oath as an embodiment of the fundamental statement of Athenian jurisprudence. The chapter also discusses questions of fact in relation to law in Athens, Max Fränkel's reconstruction of the dikasts' oath, and how the dikasts' oath is related to judicial decisions and oath swearing in ancient Greece.

Keywords:   jurors, ancient Greece, dikasts' oath, jurisprudence, questions of fact, law, Athens, Max Fränkel, dikasts, judicial decisions

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