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  • Reaching beyond patriarchal boundaries

    Reaching beyond patriarchal boundaries

    Johann Jacob Bachofen, who argued that before patriarchy there was matriarchy, should not just be criticized for his ideas. He should be valued as a very brave legal scholar who dared to study mythology – a field beyond his own discipline.
  • What have the Greeks ever done for us?

    What have the Greeks ever done for us?

    Rome had all the good laws and Athens had all the good plays. So, a jurist may wonder what use the Greeks could be to him. But he would do well not to pass tragedy over: it is not only great fun but also a window into the history and nature of law.