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HUMA 1825 Study questions David Cohen’s study of law in ancient GreeceStudent #- 216319634 1. The institution of law that we abide by today, is unlike that followed by the people in ancient Athens. There are many conflicting features among the two. Firstly, in ancient athens, the notion of a government was missing. It seldom depended upon arguments about statutory interpretation or legal doctrine. Secondly, in the present, rules are more rigid and comprehensible whereas in ancient athens, there was an absence of rigid codes and they were unsystematic. Those skilled in rhetoric were to guide the manipulation and interpretation of norms towards the light of normative expectations. Moreover, not too many laws in ancient athens were written down. If you have a problem with a person, you can take it to the people of the city and have a lawsuit against the person whom you have a problem with. The proof of factual claims in any event were extremely limited. The witnesses were to lie for the side on whose behalf they testify. There was no cross-examination to go over facts this means facts

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