The Oath in Greek Society
Edited by Alan H. Sommerstein and Judith Fletcher
Alan Sommerstein is Professor of Greek at the University of Nottingham and Director of the ‘Oath in Archaic and Classical Greece’ project. He has published widely on Aeschylus, Aristophanes and other Greek dramatists.
Judith Fletcher is Associate Professor of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, and co-editor with Bonnie MacLachlan of 'Virginity Revisited: The Autonomy of the Unpossessed Body' (2006).
Introduction (Alan H. Sommerstein) Part I: Oaths and their Uses 1 Oaths in political life (P.J. Rhodes, University of Durham, UK) 2 Oaths in Greek international relations (Sarah Bolmarcich, University of Michigan, USA) 3 Litigants' oaths in Athenian law (Michael Gagarin, University of Texas, Austin, USA) 4 The dikast's oath (David C. Mirhady, Simon Fraser University, Canada) 5 Could a Greek oath guarantee a claim right? (David M. Carter, University of Reading, UK) 6 Oath and contract (Edwin M. Carawan, Missouri State University, USA) 7 "An Olympic victory must not be bought": oath-taking, cheating and women in Greek athletics (Jonathan S. Perry, University of Central Florida, USA) Part II: Case studies 8 Epinician swearing (Bonnie MacLachlan, University of Western Ontario, Canada) 9 Horkos in the Oresteia (Judith Fletcher, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada) 10 Masters of manipulation: Euripides' (and Medea's) use of oaths in Medea (Arlene Allan, University of Otago, New Zealand) 11 Cloudy swearing: when is an oath not an oath? (Alan H. Sommerstein, University of Nottingham, UK) 12 Thucydides and Plataian perjury (Simon Hornblower, University College London, UK) 13 The oath of Demophantos and the politics of Athenian identity (Julia L. Shear, University of Glasgow, UK) 14 The Syracusans' great oath and the Greek hierophantic performance (Tarik Wareh, Union College, Schenectady, USA) Part III: From East, to West 15 Oath and allusion in Alcaeus 129 (Mary R. Bachvarova, Willamette University, USA) 16 Cosmological oaths in Empedocles and Lucretius (Myrto Gkarani, University of Patras, Greece) 17 "I swear by Augustus himself": the Greek oath in the Roman world (Serena Connolly, Yale University, USA)
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: July 27, 2007