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Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece from Knowledge Unlatched

The first volume on antiquity to appear online in open access in the context of Knowledge Unlatched is now available: 
Oaths and Swearing in Ancient Greece

Authors: --- Book Series: Beiträge zur Altertumskunde ISSN: 16160452 ISBN: 9783110227369 9783110200591Year: Pages: 475Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History

Abstract The oath was an institution of fundamental importance across a wide range of social interactions throughout the ancient Greek world, making a crucial contribution to social stability and harmony; yet there has been no comprehensive, dedicated scholarly study of the subject for over a century. This volume of a two-volume study explores the nature of oaths as Greeks perceived it, the ways in which they were used (and sometimes abused) in Greek life and literature, and their inherent binding power. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.--Provided by publisher. 
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