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Author Sommerstein, Alan H., author.

Title Oaths and swearing in ancient Greece / Alan H. Sommerstein, Isabelle C. Torrance ; with contributions by Andrew J. Bayliss, Judith Fletcher, Kyriaki Konstantinidou and Lynn A. Kozak.

Publication Info. Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (473 pages)
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Series Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, 1616-0452 ; Band 307
Beiträge zur Altertumskunde ; Bd. 307.
Note "This volume completes the publication of the project The Oath in Archaic and Classical Greece, based at the University of Nottingham"--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 394-412) and indexes.
Contents What is an oath? / A.H. Sommerstein -- Oath and curse / K. Konstantinidou -- Oaths in traditional myth / I.C. Torrance -- Friendship and enmity, trust and suspicion. Oaths between warriors in epic and tragedy / L.A. Kozak -- Oaths in business / A.H. Sommerstein -- The language of oaths. How oaths are expressed / A.H. Sommerstein -- The "Sophoclean" oath / I.C. Torrance -- "Of cabbages and kings": the Eideshort phenomenon /I.C. Torrance -- Ways to give oaths extra sanctity / I.C. Torrance -- Oaths, gender and status. Women and oaths / J. Fletcher -- Servile swearing / A.J. Bayliss -- The oaths of the gods / I.C. Torrance -- Oaths and characterization: two Homeric case studies / L.A. Kozak -- Oratory and rhetoric / A.H. Sommerstein -- "Artful dodging", or the sidestepping of oaths / A.J. Bayliss except as stated -- The difficulty of proving an oath false: the case of Euripides' Cyclops / I.C. Torrance -- The binding power of oaths. Were oaths always totally binding? / A.H. Sommerstein -- The oaths of lovers / A.H. Sommerstein -- The tongue and the mind: responses to Euripides, Hippolytus 612 / I.C. Torrance -- Responses to perjury. Divine responses / I.C. Torrance -- Human responses / K. Konstantinidou -- The informal oath / A.H. Sommerstein -- Swearing oaths in the authorial person / I.C. Torrance -- The Hippocratic Oath / I.C. Torrance -- The decline of the oath? / A.H. Sommerstein.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Oaths (Greek law)
Public law (Greek law)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Torrance, Isabelle C., author.
Bayliss, Andrew J., contributor.
Fletcher, Judith, author.
Konstantinidou, Kyriaki, author.
Kozak, Lynn, author.
Other Form: Print version: Sommerstein, Alan H. Oaths and swearing in ancient Greece. Berlin : De Gruyter, [2014] ix, 463 pages ; 24 cm Beiträge zur Altertumskunde ; Band 307 1616-0452 ; 9783110200591 (OCoLC)ocn880913283
ISBN 3110200597
9783110227369 (e-book)

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