Philo – Special Laws in Greek

If anybody can point me to where I can find Philo’s “Special Laws”, online in Greek, or has a paper copy that they can scan a particular portion for me, please let me know.

8 Comments on “Philo – Special Laws in Greek

  1. If there is no on-line text, then scanning a portion of a printed text will be theft. Although Philo is no longer around to enjoy the copyright the people who set the type, proof-read the text, designed the book and published it all have a right to the income derived from the product. If you get a scanned text you should destroy it and buy yourself a copy, easily obtainable from Amazon, or go to a library.

    • Absolutely, unless of course it is a copy done under the remit of standard copying practice for academic purposes complying with copyright law (i.e. the relevant section only, 5% limit etc).

      • Personal interest is not academic purposes. Following a hobby is not the same as reading for a degree.

        • I think it’s fairly clear that there is no difference between presenting an essay on the subject within a specific academic context and presenting it in another environment.

          I think you need to clarify for yourself English copyright law.

  2. I’ve often noticed that evangelicals play fast and loose with morality when it comes to making themselves free with other people’s property. If you are paying fees to an academic institution for a recognised course of study then, of course, you have no moral problem here. If the situation is informal, then, no matter how you dress it up, it’s theft. Up to you, though.

    • I’m afraid you are wrong Martin. Temporary copies for private study are explicitly permitted as fair use within UK copyright law and (of course) one does not have to be enrolled in a course of study. Sadly it looks like you were really just looking for an opportunity to attack evangelicals though.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.