Staff in Classics

Professor Edward Harris

Honorary Professor; Ancient Greek History

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  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG



Demosthenes, Speeches 23-26 (Austin TX: University of Texas Press 2016). 

The Rule of Law in Action in Democratic Athens (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Demosthenes, Speeches 20-22 (Austin TX: University of Texas Press, 2016).

Democracy and the Rule of Law in Classical Athens (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006). 

Aeschines and Athenian Politics (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1995). 

Edited Books

Edward Harris, Co-editor (with D. M. Lewis and M. Woolmer), The Ancient Greek Economy: Markets, Households and City-States (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016). 

Edward Harris, Co-editor (with D. Leao and P. J. Rhodes), Law and Drama in Ancient Greece (London: Duckworth, 2010).

Edward Harris, Co-editor (with G. Thür), Symposion 2007: Vorträge zur griechische und hellenistische Rechtgeschichte (Vienna; Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie des Wissenschaften 2008)

Edward Harris, Co-editor (with L. Rubinstein), The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece (London: Duckworth, 2004). 

Edward Harris, Co-editor (with R. Wallace), Transitions to Empire in Greco-Roman History, 360-146 B.C. in Honor of E. Badian (Norman OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996).

Articles and Book Chapters

Edward Harris. "Trials, Private Arbitration and Public Arbitration or the Background to [Arist.] Ath. Pol. 53,1-7" in C. Bearzot, M. Canevaro, T. Gargiulo, E. Poddighe, eds. Athenaion Politeiai tra storia, politica, e sociologia: Aristotele e Pseudo-Senofonte (= Quaderni di Erga/Logoi) (Milan 2018) 213-230. 

Edward Harris, "The Stereotype of Tyranny and the Tyranny of Stereotyp[es: Demosthenes on Philip II of Macedon" in M. Kalaitzi, P. Paschidis, C. Antonetti, and A.-M. Guimier-Sorts, eds. Βορειοελλαδικά: Tales from the lands of the ethne: Essays in honour of Miltiades B. Hatzopoulos (= ΜΕΛΕΤΗΜΑΤΑ 78: 2018): 167-178. 

Edward Harris, "Speeches to the Assembly and in Public Prosecutions (Dem. 1-24)" in G. Martin, ed. The Oxford Handbook to Demosthenes (Oxford University Press: Oxford 2018): 365-388. 

Edward Harris, "The Athenian View of an Athenian Trial" in C. Carey, I. Giannadaki, and B. Griffith-Williams, eds. The Use and Abuse of Law in Athenian Courts (Brill: Leiden and Boston 2018): 42-74. 

Edward Harris, "Pollution for Homicide after 400 BCE: More Evidence for the Persistence of a Belief" in L. Gagliardi and L. Pepe, eds. Studies in Greek Law in Honour of Alberto Maffi (Mimesis Edizioni: Milan and Udine 2018): 143-149. 

Edward Harris, "How to 'Act' in an Athenian Court" in S. Papiannou, A. Serafim, and B. de Vela, eds. A Theatre of Justice: Aspects of Performance in Greco-Roman Oratory and Rhetoric (Brill: Leiden and Boston 2017): 223-242.

Edward Harris, "Applying the Law about the Award of Crowns to Magistrates (Aeschin. 3.9-31): Epigraphic Evidence for the Legal Arguments at the Trial of Ctesiphon," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 202 (2017) 105-117. 

Mirko Canevaro and Edward Harris, "The Authenticity of the Documents at Andocides' On the Mysteries 77-79 and 83-84," Dike 19 (2016) 7-48. 

Edward Harris,"The Nature of Self-Defense in Draco's Homicide Law: The Restoration of IG i(3) 104, lines 33-35," Hypeboreus 22.2 (2016) 203-216. 

Edward Harris, "From Democracy to the Rule of Law? Constitutional Change in Fourth Century B.C. Athens" in C. Tiersche, ed. Die athenische Demokratie im 4. Jahrhunder: Zwischen Modernisierung und Tradition (Franz Steiner; Stuttgart 2016) 73-87. 

Edward Harris, "Alcibiades, the Ancestors, Liturgies and the Etiquette of Addressing the Athenian Assembly" in V. Liotakis and S. Farrington, eds. The Art of History: Literary Perspectives on Greek and Roman Historiography (De Gruyter: Berlin and Boston 2016) 145-155.

Edward Harris, "The Family, the Community and Murder: The Role of Pollution in Athenian Homicide Law" in C. Ando and J. Rüpke, eds. Public and Private in Ancient Mediterranean Law and Religion (De Gruyter; Berlin, Munich and Boston 2015): 11-35.

Edward Harris, "Toward a Typology of Greek Regulations about Religious Matters: A Legal Approach," Kernos 28 (2015) 53-83 with three appendices at the Kernos website. 

Edward Harris, "The Meaning of the Legal Term Symbolaion, the Law about Dikai Emporikai and the Role of the Paragraphe Procedure," Dike 18 (2015): 7-36.

Edward Harris, "Military Organization and One-Man Rule in the Greek Polis," Ktema 40 (2015) 83-91. 

Edward Harris, "Nicias' Illegal Proposal in the Debate about the Sicilian Expedtion (Thuc. 6.14)," Classical Philology 109 (2014) 66-71. 

Edward Harris, "Yes and No in Women's Desire" in M. Masterson, N. S. Rabinowitz, and J. Robson, eds. Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World (Routledge; London and New York 2014): 298-314. 

Edward Harris, "Wife, Marketplace and Household" in U. Bultrighini, ed. Donne che contano (Alessandria 2014): 183-207. 

Edward Harris, "The Document at Andocides 1.96-98," Tekmeria 12 (2013/2014) 121-153. 

Edward Harris, "How to Address the Athenian Assembly: Rhetoric and Political Tactics in the Debate about Mytilene," Classical Quarterly 63 (2013) 93-109. 

Edward Harris, "Were there Business Agents in Classical Greece? The Evidence of Some Lead Letters" in U. Yiftach-Firanko, ed. Legal Documents in Ancient Societies (LDAS) I: The Letter: Law, State, Society and the Epistolary Format in the Ancient World (Harrassowitz; Wiesbaden 2013) 105-124.

Edward Harris, "Finley's Studies in Land and Credit Sixty Years Later," Dike 16 (2013) 123-146. 

Edward Harris, "The Against Meidias" in M. C. Canevaro, The Documents in the Attic Orators: Laws and Decrees in the Public Speeches of the Demosthenic Corpus (Oxford University Press; Oxford) 209-236. 

Edward Harris, "How Strictly did the Athenian courts apply the law?" Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 56.1 (2013): 25-46.

Mirko Canevaro and Edward Harris, "The Documents in Andocides' On the Mysteries,' Classical Quarterly 62 (2012) 98-129. 

Edward Harris, "Homer, Hesiod, and the 'Origins' of Greek Slavery," Revue des études anciennes 114.2 (2012) 345-36. 

Edward Harris, "Sophocles and Athenian Law" in K. Ormand, ed. The Blackwell Companion to Sophocles (Blackwell; Oxford 2012) 287-300. 

Edward Harris, "Hypotheca in Roman Law and hypotheke in Greek Law" in B. Legras, ed. Transferts culturels et droits dans le monde grec et hellénistique (Publications de la Sorbonne; Paris 2012) 433-441.