Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne studia nad prawem

The Concept of Nomos – Some Remarks

Zajadło, Jerzy

University of Gdansk

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It is a widespread opinion that modern jurisprudence was shaped first of all by the tradition of Roman law. In this article author tries to explain why ancient Greek legal thought should be equally important. As an example he considers the evolution and the different meanings of the concept of nomos. Four issues are presented in this paper. First, nomos in the political philosophy of Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben. Secondly, nomos in one of Pindar’s poems. Thirdly, the distinction between physis and nomos made by the sophists. Fourthly, thesmos, nomos and psephisma in the legislative practice of Athenian ekklesia.


Journal Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne studia nad prawem 
Volume 12 
Issue 3 
Issue date 11/2020 
Type Article 
Language en
Pagination 143-161
DOI 10.7206/kp.2080-1084.400
ISSN 2080-1084
eISSN 2450-7938