Oath and State in Ancient Greece

by: Alan H. Sommerstein, Andrew James Bayliss

Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.KG, 2013

ISBN: 9783110285383 , 386 Pages

Format: PDF

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Oath and State in Ancient Greece


The oath was an institution of fundamental importance across a wide range of social interactions throughout the ancient Greek world, making a crucial contribution to social stability and harmony; yet there has been no comprehensive, dedicated scholarly study of the subject for over a century. This volume of a two-volume study explores how oaths functioned in the working of the Greek city-state (polis) and in relations between different states as well as between Greeks and non-Greeks.

A. H. Sommerstein, University of Nottingham, UK; A. J. Bayliss, University of Birmingham, UK.