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Dike
(690 words)

(Δίκη; Díkē).

[German version]

[1] Personification of human law made concrete in legal pronouncements

(Religion). Personification of human law made concrete in legal pronouncements (as opposed to  Themis, the divine order): the legal order breaks down if it is eroded by corrupt judges (Hes. Op. 220). She is a central figure of mythological and poetic reflection on the foundation of social existence in the ar…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) and Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Dike”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e317890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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