Animals and the Law in Antiquity by Saul M. Olyan, Jordan D. Rosenblum

Animals and the Law in Antiquity by Saul M. Olyan, Jordan D. Rosenblum

This volume brings together original studies by scholars on a variety of topics at the intersection of animals and the law in antiquity. These studies allow us to begin to develop a comparative perspective on animals and the law in West Asian and Mediterranean antiquity, something that has never been done. Two essays responding to the eight studies in the volume contribute directly to this comparative aim by bringing into relief continuities and discontinuities in the legal status and/or treatment of animals, as well as drawing attention to the most salient points in the essays from a comparative perspective.

Year first published: 2021

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