Who are the Athenian ἐξηγηταί, and what was their official role? The analysis of the most significant evidence shows that there were two categories of exegetes; the Eumolpids, guardians of the rules concerning the Eleusinian Mysteries; and other exegetes (without qualification in the literary sources), experts of the so called “sacred law”. Their activity cannot be considered an “interpretation” in the modern sense of the word.

Athenian "Interpreters" and the Law / L. Pepe (SITZUNGSBERICHTE - ÖSTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN. PHILOSOPHISCH-HISTORISCHE KLASSE). - In: Symposion 2017 / [a cura di] G. Thür, U. Hiftach, R. Zelnick-Abramovitz. - Prima edizione. - [s.l] : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2018. - ISBN 9783700183808. - pp. 105-128 (( convegno Symposion tenutosi a Tek Aviv nel 2017.

Athenian "Interpreters" and the Law

L. Pepe
2018

Abstract

Who are the Athenian ἐξηγηταί, and what was their official role? The analysis of the most significant evidence shows that there were two categories of exegetes; the Eumolpids, guardians of the rules concerning the Eleusinian Mysteries; and other exegetes (without qualification in the literary sources), experts of the so called “sacred law”. Their activity cannot be considered an “interpretation” in the modern sense of the word.
exegetai; eumolpids; sacred law; secular law; written law
Settore IUS/18 - Diritto Romano e Diritti dell'Antichita'
Settore L-ANT/02 - Storia Greca
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