Roman Political Thought and Its Modern Legacy

POLSCI 278

Why does Rome still capture the imagination of modern political commentators and theorists? This course examines Roman political thought as it was conceived under the Republic, reimagined under the Empire, and transformed by Christianity. Topics may include the Roman constitution, liberty, equality, property, slavery, rights, citizenship, civil religion, political corruption, rhetoric, imperialism, just war theory, and cosmopolitanism. Instructor: Atkins

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • CZ
  • EI
Cross-Listed As
  • CLST 278
  • ETHICS 276
  • HISTORY 262
Typically Offered
Occasionally