A.R.W. Harrison's fundamental work on the Athenian legal system is uniquely useful in reconciling the approach of much German scholarship -- concerned with law for its own sake -- with the approach of most anglophone ancient historians, who see the law of Athens as a source for fourth-century politics, religion, and moral beliefs. No one since Harrison has attempted to produce as detailed a study across the entire field. A paperback edition containing a foreword and updated bibliography by D.M. MacDowell, this volume gives a systematic account of the law concerning family and property.