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Transcript of Greek Law
Greek law has influenced us through:
Separation from Admin
Questions to Consider:
1. Should juries hold all the power in a court?
2. Is the death penalty justified?
3. Should Judges exist?
4. Should Justice and Governance be connected?
5. Should non-citizens be given trials?
6. Should enslavement be a punishment for crime?
Origins of Greek Law
Justice & Governance
Trial system used to convict and sentence citizens
Death penalty is utilized
Separation of judiciary and strategos
Trial by Jury
A Peak at Ancient Greece
Ancient Greek Legal System:
Greek Law Overview
Also known as the Law of Athens
Established official laws in the middle of 7th century
First to use jurors
Based on democratic ideals
Tort, Family, Public, Procedural
Greek Law and Legacy
Trial by Jury
~200 - >10,000 Jurors
Law Giver doesn't vote
Jurors publicly debate ruling
Must be Greek males
Free/Equal before the law
Non-citizens/slaves weren't tried
Citizens had long debates over laws
Greeks value "The art of argument"
History of Ancient Greece:
Death Penalty outlined
Origin of 'Draconian'
Laws of Ancient Greece:
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