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Laws, Crime, and Punishment of Ancient Greece

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Perla Vega

on 14 April 2014

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Transcript of Laws, Crime, and Punishment of Ancient Greece

Introduction on Ancient Greece:
During Ancient Greece each city had their own set of Laws, crime, and punishment
Laws : Tort Laws, Family Laws, and Public Laws
Crimes: stealing and murder
Punishment: severe
Public Laws
Public services that were provided to explain how public functions were suppose to be conducted.
Laws, Crime, and Punishment of Ancient Greece
Torte Law
A tort occurs when someone does harm to you or to your property.
Draco and Solon wrote many of these laws.
Some of the torte laws were murder, rape, offensives, and penalties.
Family laws
Family laws were laws that regulated the behavior of men and women.
Some laws were made out of marriages and adoptions, as well as laws concerning inheritances and supporting roles of parents.
women's role in law was limited to rare court appearances, where she was either presenting evidence in a homicide case, or was being displayed along with her family to try to call up for compassion from the jury.
Examples: stealing and murder.
In Ancient Greece stealing was considered illegal because it was considered harming the city.

The Ancient Greeks took crime seriously
Citizens were expected to know the laws of the city .
Most of the time judicial proceedings would be initiated by any citizen.
Any citizen could accuse another of a crime and take him or her to court.


Athenians imposed fines, imprisonment, a set time of public humiliation in the stocks, limited loss of political rights, total disfranchisement, exile from the city, and death.
Secvere punishments: hang them, push them off a cliff, drown them in a sack under water, burning alive, beaten with a whip, or a block of wood.
Established laws and punishments for crimes that began to appear in Greece about the middle of the seventh century BC.
Penalties were often severe
Long imprisonment was not a typical form of punishment.
Judicial practice in which a potential dangerous person would be exiled from the city without loss of property or civil rights.
not a crime but people with to much influence become dangerous for democratic system.
By: Briana Salinas & Perla Vega
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