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General Conclusion

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 January 2022

Liron Shmilovits
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University of Cambridge
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This monograph grew out of a PhD dissertation, submitted to the University of Cambridge in 2018. It was titled Deus ex Machina. The Latin phrase literally means ‘God from a machine’. It described a device of ancient Greek stagecraft. At the end of a play, with the plot seemingly at an impasse, a god would descend onto the stage and solve all the problems. Apparently introduced by Aeschylus (died 456 BC), this miraculous dénouement was achieved by a crane which lowered an actor dressed as the deity. Hence ‘God from a machine’.

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  • General Conclusion
  • Liron Shmilovits, University of Cambridge
  • Book: Legal Fictions in Private Law
  • Online publication: 11 January 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009023788.006
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  • General Conclusion
  • Liron Shmilovits, University of Cambridge
  • Book: Legal Fictions in Private Law
  • Online publication: 11 January 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009023788.006
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  • General Conclusion
  • Liron Shmilovits, University of Cambridge
  • Book: Legal Fictions in Private Law
  • Online publication: 11 January 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009023788.006
Available formats
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