Publications on Ancient Law

Books:
Law and Order in Ancient Athens (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Law and Justice in the Courts of Classical Athens, Cambridge University Press (2006, paperback edition 2008).

Symposion 2013: Papers on Greek and Hellenistic Legal History (OAW 2014) (co-edited with Michael Gargarin).

A Global History of Crime: Volume 1, Antiquity (Bloomsbury Press, forthcoming) (editor)

Articles:
"The Role of the Complaint (graphe/enklema) in the Athenian Legal System," Symposion 2017 (forthcoming).

"Collective Sanctions in Classical Athens" in Dennis Kehoe & Thomas McGinn, eds., Ancient Law, Ancient Society (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming).  ABSTRACT

"From Anthropology to Sociology: New Directions in Ancient Greek Law Research" in Paula Perlman, ed., Greek Law in the Twenty-First Century (University of Texas Press, forthcoming). ABSTRACT

"Disqualified Olympians: The Skeptical Greek View of Divine Judges," in Ari Mermelstein & Shalom Holtz, ed., The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective (Brill 2014) 128-144 (co-authored with Victor Bers).  ABSTRACT

"Public and Private in Classical Athenian Enforcement" in Clifford Ando & Jörg Rüpke, eds., Public and Private in Ancient Mediterranean Law and Religion 37-52 (DeGruyter 2015)  ABSTRACT

"The Need for Comparative Law in the Search for Greek Legal Unity: A Response to Phillips" in Michael Gagarin & Adriaan Lanni, eds., Symposion 2013: Papers on Greek and Hellenistic Legal History 99-103 (OAW 2014).  

"Precautionary Constitutionalism in the Ancient World," 34 Cardozo Law Review 893 (2013) (co-authored with Adrian Vermeule).

“Social Sanctions in Classical Athens” in B. Legras, ed.,  Symposion 2011: Vorträge zur griecheschen und hellenistischen Rechtgeschichte  99 (OAW 2013).  ABSTRACT

"Law and Democracy in Classical Athens" in Johann Arnason, Kurt Raaflaub & Peter Wagner eds., The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy 163-181 (Wiley-Blackwell 2013).

“Ancient Constitutional Design” 64 Stanford Law Review 907 (2012) (co-authored with Adrian Vermeule).

“Publicity in Ancient Athenian Courts” 24 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 119 (2012).

"Transitional Justice in Ancient Athens: A Case Study," 32 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 551 (2010).

“Judicial Review and the Athenian ‘Constitution.” in Mogens Hansen, ed., Athenian Demokratia-Modern Democracy: Tradition and Inspiration, 235-263 (Fondation Hardt 2009)

“The Expressive Effect of the Athenian Prostitution Laws,” Classical Antiquity 29.1: 45-67 (2010) (peer-reviewed).  ABSTRACT

“Social Norms in the Ancient Athenian Courts,” Journal of Legal Analysis 1.2 (2009) (peer-reviewed).

“The Laws of War in Ancient Greece,” 26 Law and History Review 469 (2008) (peer-reviewed).

“‘Verdict Most Just’: The Modes of Athenian Justice,” 16 Yale Journal of Law and Humanities 277 (2004).

“Arguing from ‘precedent’: Modern perspectives on Athenian practice,” in The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece 159 (Harris & Rubinstein, eds., 2004).

“The Homicide Courts and the Dikasteria: A Paradigm Not Followed,” 41 Greek, Roman, & Byzantine Studies 311 (2002) (peer-reviewed).

“Precedent and legal reasoning in ancient Athenian courts: A noble lie?,” 43 American Journal of Legal History 27 (1999).

"Spectator sport or serious politics? Hoi periestekotes and the Athenian lawcourts," 117 Journal of Hellenic Studies 183 (1997) (peer-reviewed).

Handbook entries and student notes:

“Criminal Procedure in Ancient Greece” in Mayenburg, ed., A History of Conflict Resolution (forthcoming). 

“Athenian Law” and “Precedent: Greek,” entries for Blackwell Encyclopedia of Ancient History (2012). 

“Evidence: Ancient Athens” and “Litigation: Ancient Athens,” entries for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Legal History (2009).

“Relevance in Athenian Courts” in The Cambridge Companion to Greek Law 112 (Cohen & Gagarin, eds. 2005). 

Reviews:

Review of Josiah Ober, The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece, The New Rambler Review (August 2015)

Review of Victoria Wohl, Law’s Cosmos, Classical Review 61(1):48-50 (2011).

Review of Michael Gagarin, Writing Greek Law, American Journal of Legal History 50:113 (2008).

Review of Gabriel Herman, Morality and Behaviour in Democratic Athens, American Historical Review 1209 (Oct. 2008).

Book Review, L. Foxhall & A.D.E. Lewis, Greek Law in its Political Setting, 7 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 669 (1996).