The Legal Procedure of eisangelia in Classical Athens

This PhD thesis will deal with the development of the legal procedure of eisangelia in Classical Athens, which played a major role in defending the democracy, disciplining officials and punishing treason. I will explore not only the role of eisangelia within the institutional framework of Athenian democracy, but also its impact on political behaviour. The first part of my study will examine the main sources for the procedures of eisangelia and the reconstruction of the development during V and IV century B.C. of the legal institution. The second part of my study will be a new catalogue of all cases of eisangelia. The third part will place the institution in the wider context of Athenian views about democracy and the rule of law.

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