Philosophy and Law in Ancient Athens
General Catalog Course Title:
Philosophy and Law in Ancient Athens
Terms Offered:
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Spring 2010

 
This is an introduction to important aspects of the philosophical and constitutional thought of classical Athens. We will pay particular attention to accounts of the origins of the Athenian legal system; criticisms and defenses of the democracy; arguments about the nature of justice, law, and legal obligation; and the context of the Athenian way of organizing trials, taxation, and administration. Readings from Aeschylus, Thucydides, Aristophanes, Plato, Lysias, Aristotle, and others.

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