Ancient Greek Ideas of Justice - Melissa Lane
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Gresham College Lectures
Ancient Greek Ideas of Justice - Melissa Lane
Jan 26, 2024
Gresham College

In the poetry of the Athenian lawgiver Solon, justice (dikē) was a boundary stone marking out terms that rich and poor alike could respect. Yet ancient Greek authors also recognised the danger that the powerful will simply exploit those less powerful, and that Greek societies enforced slavery.

This lecture explores ancient Greek aspirations to justice - and how they fell short - as a call for recurrent interrogation of the terms governing power and vulnerability.

This lecture was recorded by Melissa Lane on 11th January 2024 at Barnard's Inn Hall, London.

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:

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