Roman Political Thought and Its Modern Legacy

POLSCI 278S

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. 

Crosslisting Numbers: 

CLST 278S
HISTORY 233S
ETHICS 276S

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ, EI