Ancient Greece Crime and Punishment

ebook Changing Times: Ancient Greece

By Richard Dargie

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The Ancient Greeks took crime seriously, and citizens were expected to know the laws of the city. The worst crimes were punished with banishment or death. Any citizen could accuse another of a crime and take him or her to court. Investigate the actions—and punishments—of Greece's thieves, murderers, vagrants, and other criminals in ancient times.This series explores the world of Ancient Greece through the works of playwrights, philosophers, and historians of the time. These works offer a fascinating window into another era. Each page features a quotation that explains a unique aspect of life in Ancient Greece.

Ancient Greece Crime and Punishment