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The Birth of Nomos

Thanos Zartaloudis

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Delves into the history of the ancient Greek word nomos to reveal the interdisciplinary depth of this term beyond its simplified meaning of 'law' or 'law-making'

This is a highly original, interdisciplinary study of the archaic Greek word nomos and its family of words. More recently used to mean simply 'law' or 'law-making', Thanos Zartaloudis draws out the richness of this fundamental term by exploring its many roots and uses over the centuries.

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List of Abbreviations

Preface: Anthroponomikos

Part I: Homeric Nomos

1. The Nomos of Feasts and ‘Sacrifices’

2. Nomos Moirēgenēs

3. The Nomos of the Land

4. Pastoral Nomos

5. Nemesis

Part II: Post-Homeric Nomos

6. The Nomos of the Post-Homeric Poets

7. The Nomos of Heraclitus

8. Nomos Basileus

9. The Nomos of the Tragedians

10. Nomos Mousikos


About the Author

Thanos Zartaloudis is Senior Lecturer in Law at the Kent Law School, University of Kent. Thanos is author of Giorgio Agamben: Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism (Routledge, 2010), and editor of Agamben and Law (Routledge, 2015) and Land Law and Urban Policy in Context: Essays in Honour of Professor Patrick McAuslan (Routledge, 2016).

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