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Even within the archetypal anti-societies of the Cyclopes (Od. 105-15) and the androphagoi (Hdt. 106), there were some norms and customs (albeit widely divergent from mainstream Greek standards and habits) that regulated life. e. the infringement of the agreed upon rules of engagement. One can safely assume that at this rudimentary level law and its violation existed in even the earliest manifestations of communal life in the Greek world. Yet undoubtedly in historical terms a more complex form of social organization inevitably brings along a more acute awareness, as well as a more sophisticated definition and articulation, of the norms that govern social life.

Justice is in other words reified,57 and it is exactly this process of reification that allows Hesiod to account for the discrepancy between the ideal of justice, on the one hand, and his personal experiences, on the other. e. the process whereby an abstract concept (in this case justice) is concretized, is accompanied by a perceived removal of that concept from everyday life and particular social conditions. Hence Hesiod retains his faith in idealized justice even though his personal experience with the law has been negative and he strongly condemns the agents of human justice (gift-devouring kings) and their verdicts.

E. the infringement of the agreed upon rules of engagement. One can safely assume that at this rudimentary level law and its violation existed in even the earliest manifestations of communal life in the Greek world. Yet undoubtedly in historical terms a more complex form of social organization inevitably brings along a more acute awareness, as well as a more sophisticated definition and articulation, of the norms that govern social life. How the laws are then perceived, produced and implemented constantly mutates in accordance with wider historical developments.

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