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The Birth of Nomos

Thanos Zartaloudis


The Birth of Nomos delves into the history of the fundamental ancient Greek word nomos (and its family and other related words) to extensively examine the varied co-existent uses of the terms from the archaic to the early classical period, before and beyond its later meaning of 'law' or 'law-making'. The Birth of Nomos draws on the literary evidence in the works of the poets, philosophers and tragedians including Homer, Hesiod, Alcman, Pindar, Archilochos, Theognis, Heraclitus, Plato, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. In doing so it critically reflects on how nomos and its complex genealogy ... More

Keywords: Nomos, archaic Greece, classical Greece, law, ancient Greek law, Homer, Agamben, Foucault, Deleuze, Nancy, Heidegger, Axelos, Schmitt, Laroche, Gernet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474442008
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442008.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thanos Zartaloudis, author
University of Kent