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Hieros Anthropos - An Inquiry Into The Practices Of Archaic Greek Supplication

Zartaloudis, Thanos (2019) Hieros Anthropos - An Inquiry Into The Practices Of Archaic Greek Supplication. Law and Humanties, 13 (1). pp. 52-75. ISSN 1752-1483. E-ISSN 1752-1491. (doi:10.1080/17521483.2019.1605962) (KAR id:73986)

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Abstract

This article examines the earliest literary evidence of ancient supplication practices in the archaic Greek Homeric epic tradition. It does so from a philological, linguistic, ritualist and theoretical perspective without however separating these elements as distinct and it aims to articulate a non-legalistic approach to the earliest evidence, as well as a hypothesis with regard to the sacredness of suppliants in archaic Greece before supplication became juridically regulated in Classical Greece by certain forms of law.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17521483.2019.1605962
Uncontrolled keywords: Supplication, Homer, archaic Greece, homo sacer, Agamben, ancient law, ritual, hiketeia, hieros anthropos, suppliant, xenia, asylum
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sian Robertson
Date Deposited: 20 May 2019 14:37 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2021 10:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73986 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Zartaloudis, Thanos: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2456-1534
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