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Prof. Edward Harris

Emeritus Professor

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Emeritus Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History  


Edward Harris is Professor of Ancient History; he has published extensively on Athenian political history and institutions, Greek law and the economy of Ancient Greece. He has published Aeschines and Athenian Politics (New York and Oxford 1995) and Democracy and the Rule of Law in Classical Athens (Cambridge and New York 2006). He has co-edited with R. W. Wallace, Transitions to Empire, Essays in Greco-Roman History 360-146 B.C. (Norman OK 1996) and with Lene Rubinstein, The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece (London 2004). He is also translating Demosthenes 20-26 for the series The Oratory of Classical Greece edited by Michael Gagarin (Texas). He has been a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and NEH Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

Research interests

  • Greek History
  • Greek Law
  • Economic History


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  • Harris, E., Leao, Delfim & Rhodes, Peter J. (2010). Law and Drama in Ancient Greece. London: Duckworth.
  • Harris, Edward M. & Thür, G. (2009). Symposion 2007: Akten der Gesellschaft für griechische und hellenistisch Rechtsgeschichte (Durham, 2-6 September 2007). Vienna.
  • Harris, Edward & Rubinstein, Lene (2004). The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece. London: Duckworth.

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