Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece by Sommerstein, Alan H.; Torrance, Isabelle C.; Bayliss, Andrew J. (CON); Fletcher, Judith (CON); Konstantinidou, Kyriaki (CON), 9783110200591
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  • ISBN: 9783110200591 | 3110200597
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/31/2014

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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. Volume I explores the nature of oaths as Greeks perceived it, the ways in which they were used (and sometimes abused) in Greek life and literature, and their inherent binding power.

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