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A History of Trust in Ancient Greece$
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Steven Johnstone

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226405094

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.001.0001

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Apportioning Liability

Apportioning Liability

(p.127) Chapter 7 Apportioning Liability
A History of Trust in Ancient Greece
University of Chicago Press

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

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