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Module GREEK LAW AND POLITICAL THEORY

Module code: GC318
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Department: ANCIENT CLASSICS
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr William Desmond (ANCIENT CLASSICS)
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After briefly placing Greek law within its Near Eastern and early Archaic contexts, this module will focus on Classical Athens and the emergence of a body of law from its radically democratic system; individual topics such as the citizenship, slavery, the family, sexuality, murder, assault, property and religion, as well as procedural issues and modes of argument, will be approached primarily through the lens of selected Athenian court speeches. The last third of the module broadens out into Greek political theory and a survey of the efforts of philosophers (Plato, Aristotle, Stoics) to relate positive laws and the very idea of law to theories of justice, human nature, and cosmology.

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