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Crichton, George

Marie-Claude Tucker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Classical Studies; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 607 words.

Crichton, George (c. 1555–1611), classical scholar and civil lawyer, was born in Scotland, but left his country at an early age in order to attend university in France, first in Paris (c.15...

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Gahagan, Usher

Sidney Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education; Classical Studies. 470 words.

Gahagan, Usher (d. 1749), classical scholar and coiner, came from a family in co. Westmeath, Ireland, but nothing more is known about his background or early life. He attended Trinity...

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graphē paranomōn

Overview page. Subjects: History of Law — Classical Studies.

In Athens was a prosecution for the offence of proposing a decree or law which was contrary to an existing law in form or content. As soon as the accuser made a sworn statement that he...

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Kennedy, Charles Rann

W. A. J. Archbold.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education; Classical Studies. 443 words.

Kennedy, Charles Rann (1808–1867), lawyer and classical scholar, was the son of Rann Kennedy (1772–1851), a poet, and his wife, Julia, daughter of the historical engraver John Hall. He was...

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Lewis, Charlton Thomas

F. J. Sypher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education; Classical Studies. 641 words.

Lewis, Charlton Thomas (25 February 1834–26 May 1904), classical scholar and lawyer, was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Jackson Lewis, a lawyer, and Mary Sinton...

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lex

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Law.

(pl. lēgēs), primarily, a statute, passed by one of the assemblies of the Roman people; the lex Hortensia of 287 bc conferred the force of statute on measures passed by a meeting of the...

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logographers

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — History of Law.

(Gk. logographos),

as used by the contemporaries of Demosthenes (2), commonly means a speech‐writer for litigants in the courts, or else a writer of prose, as distinct from a poet....

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Masurius Sabinus

Overview page. Subjects: History of Law — Classical Studies.

(RE 29),

probably from Verona, a leading Roman lawyer of the first half of the 1st cent. ad. He was successful as a law teacher in Rome and counted the ...

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Mountney, Richard

Nathan Wells.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Education; Classical Studies. 1071 words.

Mountney, Richard (1707–1768), judge and classical scholar, was born at Putney, London, where he was baptized on 9 November 1707, the son of Richard Mountney (1671?–1707), an officer of the...

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Papinian

Overview page. Subjects: History of Law — Classical Studies.

A leading lawyer of the Severan age and a close associate of the emperor Septimius Severus, probably came, like him, from Africa and had some exposure to Hellenistic culture. He was...

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