Democracy, Solidarity, and the Rule of Law: Lessons from Athens

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    The article discusses the lessons that lawyers in nations such as the U.S. and Great Britain can reportedly learn by analyzing the classical Athenian rule of law, democracy, and solidarity in Greece in the fifth century B.C.E. Equality and legal protections for poor people are addressed, along with American legal scholars such as Adriaan Lanni and Adrian Vermeule. Amnesty and post-conflict reconciliation are mentioned, along with restorative justice and the oligarchy of the Thirty Tyrants.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Number of pages67
    Specialist publicationBuffalo Law Review
    PublisherBuffalo State College
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


    • Greece
    • Lanni, Adriaan
    • Rule of law (Greek law)
    • Democracy
    • Restorative justice
    • Lawyers -- United States
    • Solidarity -- Social aspects
    • Rule of the Thirty Tyrants, Athens, Greece, 404-403 B.C.
    • Classical Period, Greece, ca. 480 B.C.-323 B.C.


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