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Sunday, August 11, 2013

U. Yiftach-Firanko, The Letter: Law, State, Society and the Epistolary Format in the Ancient World

The Letter
Law, State, Society and the Epistolary Format in the Ancient World 
Proceedings of a Colloquium held at the American Academy in Rome 28-30.9.2008
ed. Yiftach-Firanko, Uri

Marburger altertumskundliche Abhandlungen 55, 1
Herausgegeben von Joachim Hengstl, Torsten Mattern, Robert Rollinger, Kai Ruffing und Orell Witthuhn
 volume: 55,1
pages/dimensions: 210 Pages - 16 ill., 6 tables, 4 graphs
language: English
binding: Paperback
publishing date: 1. Aufl. 07.2013
price info: 56,00 Eur[D] / 55,60 Eur[A] / 71,90 CHF
ISBN:  978-3-447-06764-5

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations ... 7
Foreword ... 11
Sophie Démare-Lafont, Michele Faraguna, Uri Yiftach-Firanko Introduction ... 13
Sophie Démare-Lafont
La lettre comme instrument de l’administration royale en Mésopotamie  ... 29
Dominique Charpin
« Garde ma lettre en témoignage »: Le rôle de la correspondance dans le système juridique mésopotamien de la première moitié du deuxième millénaire av. n. è. ... 45
Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
Middle Assyrian Summonses: The Epistolary Format in Judicial Procedures  ... 61
Paola Ceccarelli
The Use (and Abuse) of Letters in the Speeches of the Attic Orators ... 83
Edward M. Harris
Were there Business Agents in Classical Greece? The Evidence of Some Lead Letters  ...  105
James Sickinger
Greek Letters on Stone ... 125
Ingo Kottsieper
Briefe als Rechtsurkunden: Zu einigen aramäischen Briefen des Aršames ...  141
Mark Depauw
The Evolution and Use of Demotic Contracts in Epistolary Form  ...  155
Katelijn Vandorpe
Greek and Demotic Loan Agreements in Epistolary Style. Formalisation and Registration in the later Ptolemaic Period  ...  171
Andrea Jördens
Hybride Cheirographa ...   187
Sophie Kovarik
Der Brief in der Urkunde: Zur Briefform in spätantiken Verträgen ...  201
Éva Jaka
Urkunden in Briefform: Chirographum und Epistula im römischen Privatrecht  ...  219
Johannes Platschek
Pecunia constituta und stipulatio: Grenzen des Rechtsschutzes für formlose Geschäfte im römischen Recht  ...  239

Bibliography ...  251 
Index Locorum  ...  273 
Plates ... 307