Thieves, Parent Abusers, Draft Dodgers... and Homicides? The authenticity of Dem. 24.105

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

This article discusses the authenticity of the document preserved at Dem. 24.105. This purportedly reports two laws, one about theft and the other about parent abusers, draft dodgers and homicides. Scholars have often believed it to provide reliable information about the procedures of dike klopes, apagoge phonou and apagoge against atimoi. This analysis shows that the document is inconsistent with other, reliable, information about the same topics and its language does not
conform to that of contemporary official documents on stone. The document must be deemed a late forgery and no part of it can be considered reliable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-47
Number of pages23
JournalHistoria
Volume62
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Thieves, Parent Abusers, Draft Dodgers... and Homicides? The authenticity of Dem. 24.105'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this