Publications on Ancient Law

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)

"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). 


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).