Greek Sacred Law

Greek Sacred Law

A Collection of New Documents (NGSL)

eBook - 2005
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Lupu (classical studies, George Washington U.) begins with a practical guide to the corpus of Greek sacred laws for the general classicist, avoiding theoretical exposition. Then he collects the sacred laws from mainland Greece, the colonies, and the islands, but not from Cos or Asia Minor, that have been published after the appearance of Sokolowski's Lois sacrées des cités grecques in 1969, along with a few earlier onces that were not included there. An occasional stipulation on the subject of religion or cult practiced does not necessarily make a document a sacred law, he warns, but admits that some cases are difficult to place confidently on one side or the other of the line. Each Greek text is accompanied by footnotes and followed by epigraphical commentary, an English translation, and general commentary. Lupu proposes the anthology be hailed NGSL, for New Greek Sacred Laws. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
This volume consists of a general introduction to Greek sacred law and a collection of inscriptions from mainland Greece, the colonies, and the islands (except Cos) published since the late 1960s.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
ISBN: 9789004139596
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xx, 499 pages) : illustrations


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