Apportioning Liability

in A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780226405094
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226405117 | DOI:
Apportioning Liability

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This chapter examines the practice of apportioning liability in ancient Greece. It explains that collective liability avoids challenges in determining individual liability in groups and discusses the problem of proportionalizing liability in groups. This chapter analyzes three litigation cases and presents sustained examination of Xenophon's detailed critical analysis of equally shared liability. It highlights Xenophon's criticism on collective liability as being unfair and unproductive.

Keywords: apportioning liability; ancient Greece; collective liability; litigation cases; Xenophon; shared liability

Chapter.  9678 words. 

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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