Justice for all

Part of stele.
409/8 BC.
Marble. Height 1.03 m. From Athens.
Epigraphic Museum 6602

Approved by the boule and the deme, the law of Dracon about murder is republished, and the decision is taken to engrave it on a stone stele and set it up in front of the Basileius Portico in the Agora. The law differentiates between unintentional manslaughter and intentional murder while it specifies the judges and penalties.