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Legislation
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in antiquity is both the subject of pragmatic politics ( Law, codification) and theoretical reflection (political science and legal philosophy). The latter was first discussed by the Greeks (as nomothesía) and immediately reached an intellectual high point, especially in Plato's [1] late work on laws (Nómoi). Plato's opinion of lawgiving, as is also related by Cicero in his theory of lawgiving (De legibus), had a sustained effect on Roman Imperial lawgiving and, therefore, on European legal science after the reception of Roman law beginning …

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Schiemann, Gottfried (Tübingen), “Legislation”, 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 18 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12222220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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