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"The late Raymond Westbrook was an outstanding scholar of ancient Greek, Roman, and Near East civilization and law. This selection of his essays, originally published in widespread periodicals and Festschriften, is very well done. A desideratum for classicists and readers all over the world who are interested in the problems of ancient legal history."

"Both experts and non-experts in the study of the ancient world are indebted to the editors for this splendid edition of Raymond Westbrook’s papers. Westbrook is a master comparatist, and his work is a model for humanists and social scientists who seek to enhance their discovery procedures by combining internal analysis with comparative perspectives. By comparing Near Eastern legal traditions with the relevant evidence recorded in ancient Greek and Latin texts, Westbrook has profoundly changed how we look at ancient law."

"Individually and cumulatively (his) essays encourage a re-examination of shared cultural heritage often fiercely resisted by classicist."

"It is the singular admiration for his diagnostic skills which attracts readers of ancient Near Eastern law to his scholarship, and as a result he will not be forgotten..."

"Il reste que la lecture de cet ouvrage donne à penser, ce qui n’est pas si courant de nos jours, et que l’on ne pourra que s’enrichir à sa lecture, à défaut de partager l’ensemble des options de son auteur."

Ex Oriente Lex
Near Eastern Influences on Ancient Greek and Roman Law
Publication Date: 25 Feb 2015
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 288 pages
ISBN: 9781421414676