Ancient Athenian Law


Introduction to ancient Athenian law. Read and discuss court speeches from real trials held 2000+ years ago. Topics range from homicide to commerce and banking, citizenship to assault, slavery to inheritance, religion to sexuality, political amnesty to judicial torture. Explore, through in-class discussion, theory and practice of law, aspects of social, economic, political, and cultural history visible through law in action, relationship between Athenian law and Athenian democracy.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CLST 307
  • HISTORY 413
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring