The purpose of this website is to put at the disposal of all interested in ancient Greek law a means for academic investigation and scholarly cooperation. This initiative began with the community of Greek law scholars in Milan, composed of Eva Cantarella, Alberto Maffi, Antonio Banfi, Lorenzo Gagliardi, and Laura Pepe.
Here is a brief explanation of its layout.
In the section titled “Bibliography” there are two links to the most important bibliographical websites that pay particular attention to academic works concerning Greek law. Moreover, in the sub-section “Latest Entries”, anybody interested in Greek law will be allowed to insert his or her recent publications – by sending an email to one of the addresses listed in the section contact us -, in order to inform the academic community about them in a timely fashion.
The section titled “Law Lexicon” is aimed at establishing the basis for the creation of an annotated Greek law dictionary, on the model of Berger or of Heumann-Seckel for Roman law.
The section titled “Sources” will include remarks and comments about the interpretation of ancient sources (to this end, we will create different sub-sections such as “orators”, “Gortyn Code”, and so on) .
The purpose of the section titled “Research Centers” is to provide a list of the various centers where scholars interested in Greek law work.
In the section titled “Calendar”, anyone will have the opportunity to inform others about conferences, seminars, and lectures on Greek law.
A section titled “Symposion”, with all the information concerning the upcoming Symposion of Greek and Hellenistic Law, will be soon added. If possible, in this section the already published Symposia will be uploaded.
ACCESS: Access to the website is open; anyone can write comments and add specific contributions to the different sections; comments and contributions may be in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Modern Greek. All submitted material will be evaluated by the international editorial staff, which is currently being constituted, before publication.