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Gagarin, Michael

Overview
Works: 67 works in 331 publications in 6 languages and 9,954 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Speeches  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA3869, 340.538
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Most widely held works by Michael Gagarin
Early Greek law by Michael Gagarin( )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the evidence of anthropology as well as ancient literature and inscriptions, Gagarin examines the emergence of law in Greece from the 8th through the 6th centuries B.C., that is, from the oral culture of Homer and Hesiod to the written enactment of codes of law in most major cities
Antiphon the Athenian : oratory, law, and justice in the age of the Sophists by Michael Gagarin( )

18 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gagarin demonstrates persuasively that Antiphon the logographer is identical with the Antiphon who made intellectual contributions on more abstract topics." --Mervin R. Dilts, Professor of Classics, New York University. Antiphon was a fifth-century Athenian intellectual (ca. 480-411 BCE) who created the profession of speechwriting while serving as an influential and highly sought-out adviser to litigants in the Athenian courts. Three of his speeches are preserved, together with three sets of Tetralogies (four hypothetical paired speeches), whose authenticity is sometimes doubted. Fragments also survive of intellectual treatises on subjects including justice, law, and nature (physis), which are often attributed to a separate Antiphon the Sophist. Were these two Antiphons really one and the same individual, endowed with a wide-ranging mind ready to tackle most of the diverse intellectual interests of his day? Through an analysis of all these writings, this book convincingly argues that they were composed by a single individual, Antiphon the Athenian. Michael Gagarin sets close readings of individual works within a wider discussion of the fifth-century Athenian intellectual climate and the philosophical ferment known as the sophistic movement. This enables him to demonstrate the overall coherence of Antiphon's interests and writings and to show how he was a pivotal figure between the sophists and the Attic orators of the fourth century. In addition, Gagarin's argument allows us to reassess the work of the sophists as a whole, so that they can now be seen as primarily interested in logos (speech, argument) and as precursors of fourth-century rhetoric, rather than in their usual role as foils for Plato
Speeches from Athenian law by Michael Gagarin( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the sixteenth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in new translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. These translations are especially designed for the needs and interests of today's undergraduates, Greekless scholars in other disciplines, and the general public. Classical oratory is an invaluable resource for the study of ancient Greek life and culture. The speeches offer evidence on Greek moral views, social and economic conditions, political and social ideology, law and legal procedure, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have recently been attracting particular interest: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few. This volume assembles twenty-two speeches previously published in the Oratory series. The speeches are taken from a wide range of different kinds of cases-homicide, assault, commercial law, civic status, sexual offenses, and others-and include many of the best-known speeches in these areas. They are Antiphon, Speeches 1, 2, 5, and 6; Lysias 1, 3, 23, 24, and 32; Isocrates 17, 20; Isaeus 1, 7, 8; Hyperides 3; Demosthenes 27, 35, 54, 55, 57, and 59; and Aeschines 1. The volume is intended primarily for use in teaching courses in Greek law or related areas such as Greek history. It also provides the introductions and notes that originally accompanied the individual speeches, revised slightly to shift the focus onto law
Writing Greek law by Michael Gagarin( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of writing in the development of Greek law was unique. In this comparative study Professor Gagarin shows the reader how Greek law developed and explains why it became so different from the legal systems with which most legal historians are familiar. While other early communities wrote codes of law for academic or propaganda purposes, the Greeks used writing extensively to make their laws available to a relatively large segment of the community. On the other hand, the Greeks made little use of writing in litigation whereas other cultures used it extensively in this area, often putting written documents at the heart of the judicial process. Greek law thereby avoided becoming excessively technical and never saw the development of a specialised legal profession. This book will be of interest to those with an interest in the history of law, as well as ancient historians
The Cambridge companion to ancient Greek law( Book )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to introduce non-specialists to the field as well as to stimulate new thinking among specialists, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the major themes and topics pertinent to ancient Greek law
Æschylean drama by Michael Gagarin( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and Rome( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. - Publisher
Antiphon & Andocides by Antiphon( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiphon's speeches are introduced and translated by Michael Gagarin, Professor of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. Andocides' speeches are introduced and translated by Douglas M. MacDowell, Professor of Greek at the University of Glasgow
Early Greek political thought from Homer to the sophists( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition of early Greek writings on social and political issues includes works by more than thirty authors. There is a particular emphasis on the sophists, with the inclusion of all of their significant surviving texts, and the works of Alcidamas, Antisthenes and the 'Old Oligarch' are also represented. In addition there are excerpts from early poets such as Homer, Hesiod and Solon, the three great tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, the historians Herodotus and Thucydides, medical writers and presocratic philosophers. Besides political theory, areas represented include early anthropology, sociology, ethics and rhetoric, and the wide range of issues discussed includes human nature, the origin of human society, the origin of law, the nature of justice, the forms of good government, the distribution of wealth, and the distribution of power among genders and social classes." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam026/94036323.html
Drakon and early Athenian homicide law by Michael Gagarin( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The speeches by Antiphon( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a commentary on the six surviving speeches of the fifth-century BC Athenian orator Antiphon, all of which concern homicide, together with a fragment of Antiphon's final speech at his own trial for treason in 411 BC. The commentary discusses grammatical, stylistic, textual, legal, rhetorical, historical and other matters and focuses especially on Antiphon's argumentation and forensic strategy: why he presents these arguments in this particular way. The work includes a new, fairly conservative, Greek text which restores some of the special qualities of Antiphon's style that twentieth-century editors have edited out; and a substantial introduction to the life and work of Antiphon (including the identity of the sophist Antiphon and the authenticity of the three Tetralogies), the nature of Athenian law and legal oratory (including the rhetoric of law), and the style and textual tradition of Antiphon. A bibliography and indices are included
The laws of Ancient Crete : c.650-400 BCE by Michael Gagarin( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the Greek text of approximately 200 stone inscriptions, which detail the laws of ancient Crete in the archaic and classical periods, c.650-400 BCE. The texts of the inscriptions, many of which are fragmentary and relatively unknown, are accompanied by an English translation and also two commentaries; one focused on epigraphical and linguistic issues, and the other, requiring no knowledge of Greek, focused on legal and historical issues. The texts are preceded by a substantial introduction, which surveys the geography, history, writing habits, social and political structure, economy, religion, and law of Crete in this period
Symposion 2013 : papers on Greek and Hellenistic legal history (Cambridge MA, August 26-29, 2013) =Vorträge zur griechischen und hellenistischen Rechtsgeschichte (Cambridge MA, 26.-29. August 2013) by Gesellschaft für Griechische und Hellenistische Rechtsgeschichte( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 19th Symposion of the International Society for Greek and Hellenistic Legal History took place in Cambridge MA, August 26-29, 2013. 15 papers were presented, and respondents opened the discussion about every paper. The papers and responses are collected in this volume. They begin with broad looks at Greek law overall, followed by archaic Cretan law, the law of classical Athens, epigraphic evidence from other poleis of Hellenistic and Roman times, legal papyri, and law in later Greek literature. The Symposion supports the cooperation of legal historians with those studying all aspects of Classical Antiquity allowing the participants a free choice of topics from their current areas of research
The murder of Herodes : a study of Antiphon 5 by Michael Gagarin( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposion 2001 : Vorträge zur griechischen und hellenistischen Rechtsgeschichte ; (Evanston, Illinois, 5.-8. September 2001) = Papers on Greek and Hellenistic legal history : (Evanston, Illinois, September 5-8, 2001) by Gesellschaft für Griechische und Hellenistische Rechtsgeschichte( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiphon, the speeches by Michael Gagarin( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposion 1990 : Vorträge zur griechischen und hellenistischen Rechtsgeschichte (Pacific Grove, California, 24.-26. September 1990) by Gesellschaft für Griechische und Hellenistische Rechtsgeschichte( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and Rome( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and Rome( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and Rome( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Early Greek law
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Antiphon the Athenian : oratory, law, and justice in the age of the SophistsSpeeches from Athenian lawWriting Greek lawThe Cambridge companion to ancient Greek lawThe Oxford encyclopedia of ancient Greece and RomeAntiphon & AndocidesEarly Greek political thought from Homer to the sophistsDrakon and early Athenian homicide law
Alternative Names
Gagarin, M. 1942-

Michael Gagarin American classical philologist

Michael Gagarin Amerikaans klassiek filoloog

Michael Gagarin filólogu clásicu estauxunidense

Michael Gagarin US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

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