Crime some of the crimes in ancient greece were murder, theft and assault offending the gods gave the person bad luck on himself, his family, friends and descendants. Crime and punishment, criminal law and its administration, are areas of ancient history that have been explored less than many other aspects of ancient civilizations throughout history women have been affected by crime both as victims and as offenders.
In 620 bce, draco, the first creator of laws in ancient athens, replaced these family feuds with a written code that was designed to be enforced by a court of law the first law that draco wrote established that the penalty for murder was exile out of the country. But what was it like in ancient greeceafter the dark ages, about 1200-900 bc, the ancient greeks had no official laws or punishments murders were settled by the victims family killing the murderer, but this was difficult if they were elderly or female.
Crime and punishment in ancient greece lecture outline: of draconian measures and the wisdom c crime, punishment and the rule of law in classical athens 1 the reforms of draco and solon 2 procedure a) the basics b) preliminaries c) the trial d) the jury e) the verdict. Classical ancient greece was in 500 bc and ancient greece was in south europe there it was very mountainous and the most well known was mount olympus the ancient greeks beli eved in gods and goddesses.
Crime and punishment: eternal damnations as handed down by the ancient greek gods print nothing sends a clearer message than an angry punishment handed down from the gods. Crime and justice in ancient greece socrates death poisoning was a common way of murdering people king mithridates vi of pontus was obsessed with the idea of being assassinated by poison.
Welcome to “crime and punishment in ancient greece and rome” in this course we’re going to read some ancient greek and roman texts about crime and punishment, as well as some modern sources.