Dēmos · Classical Athenian Democracy · a Stoa Publication

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A Summary of: Women and Family in Athenian Law

K. Kapparis, edition of March 22, 2003

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Apollodorus (Dem. 59).
Demosthenes (Dem. 57).

Suggested Reading: Apollodoros, “Against Neaira” (transmitted among the speeches of Demosthenes, as number 59); Demosthenes 57, “Against Euboulides.”

This article was originally written for the online discussion series “Athenian Law in its Democratic Context,” organized by Adriaan Lanni and sponsored by Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies.


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