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Demetrius (20)

Of Troezen (probably 1st cent. ad), wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists. Athenaeus 1. 29a;Diogenes ...

Slavery

Slavery   Reference library

Niels Peter Lemche, Jennifer A. Glancy, and Catherine Hezser

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion, Law
Length:
12,308 words

...B. Mohr, 1995. Harrill, J. Albert . Slaves in the New Testament: Literary, Social, and Moral Dimensions . Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005. Hezser, Catherine . Jewish Slavery in Antiquity . New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. Johnson, Matthew V. , James A. Noel , and Demetrius K. Williams , eds. Our Brother Onesimus: Reading Religion, Race, and Slavery in Philemon . Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012. Justinian . The Digest of Justinian . 4 vols. Latin text edited by Theodor Mommsen with Paul Krueger . Translated by Alan Watson . Philadelphia: University...

Family

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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25,201 words
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...general Cassander took firm control and turned the city over to the pro-Macedonian student of philosophy Demetrius of Phalerum, who undertook to restore Athens by means of a new constitutional order and code of law. This code, known only from later literary sources, attempted to re-create a predemocratic polis, characterized by elite managing of public business and strict control of family display and female behavior. (Following Aristotle’s advice, Demetrius instituted special officials—the gunaikonomoi —entrusted with overseeing the public behavior of women.)...

Canon Law

Canon Law   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
10,807 words

...on the Nomocanon proper, the systematic part with the civil law. Balsamon resided in the capital, and was able to draw on archives of the Great Church (Hagia Sophia), of which he was the keeper, and probably of other official material as well. To the next generation belongs Demetrius Chomatenos, who had lived in Constantinople before 1204 but spent the greater part of his working life in Ohrid, ultimately as primate of the despotate of Epirus. He too must have had a good library, and cites canon as well as civil legal sources. His writings and especially...

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