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The Rule of Law in Action in Democratic Athens$
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Edward M. Harris

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199899166

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899166.001.0001

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The Judicial Oath

The Judicial Oath

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(p.101) 3 The Judicial Oath
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The Rule of Law in Action in Democratic Athens
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Edward M. Harris

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899166.003.0003

This chapter examines the Judicial Oath, which provides the best evidence for the way judges viewed their task. The Judicial Oath contained four basic pledges: to vote according to the laws and decrees of the Athenian people; to listen to both sides equally; to vote with one's most just judgment; and to vote only about the charges in the indictment.

Keywords:   Athenian law, judges, pledges, rule of law

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