The Ancient Greek practice concerning wills through the speetches of the Attic orators

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Αρχαία Ελληνική Φιλολογία
Library of the School of Philosophy
Deposit date:
2018-12-20
Year:
2018
Author:
Voulgareli Isavella
Supervisors info:
Αμφιλόχιος Παπαθωμάς, Καθηγητής Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Φιλολογίας, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Δημήτριος Καραδήμας, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Φιλολογίας, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Ροζαλία Χατζηλάμπρου, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Φιλολογίας, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας, Φιλοσοφική Σχολή ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Η με διαθήκη κληρονομική διαδοχή σύμφωνα με τα κείμενα των αττικών ρητόρων
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
The Ancient Greek practice concerning wills through the speetches of the Attic orators
Summary:
This paper is articulated in four chapters. In the first chapter, Solon's law will be extensively studied as it is delivered in the ancient texts. In addition, in the second chapter, the various forms of wills will be discussed. At the same time, the revocation or modification of wills was a frequent phenomenon, which will be extensively analyzed in the same chapter, along with the importance of the presence of witnesses during the preparation of a will. It is interesting there are reasons why someone decided to dispose of their property, which will be discussed in the third chapter, along with the institutions of adoption and 'epikliros'. Finally, in the fourth chapter we will deal with the rhetorical arguments used in the dicanic speeches in order to support the genuine, or even the forgery, of a will. All the above will be analyzed taking into account the suspicion that existed in classical Athens against wills.
To support my arguments, I utilized a number of speeches from the corpus, mostly of Isaeus, Demosthenes and Lyceus.
Main subject category:
Language – Literature
Keywords:
will, Solon's law, revocation or modification of a will, witness, adoption, epikliros, rhetorical argument, Isaeus
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
34
Number of pages:
85

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