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Fall 2017-2018
* CLA 244 / CHV 244 / POL 337 / HLS 243 (HA)   No Audit

Greek Politics in Practice and Theory

Nino Luraghi

This course will approach select classics of Greek political thought (Plato's Statesman and Republic, Aristotle's Politics) through a scrutiny of Greek social and political institutions. Students will be introduced to basic principles such as the distinction between free and unfree, the social and political status of male and female, and the distribution of political power and access to political participation in the Greek polis, in order to be in a position to observe how the ideas of Greek political thinkers map onto this reality.

Sample reading list:
Plato, Statesman
Plato, Republic
Aristotle, Politics
M. H. Hansen, The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes
P.C. Cartledge, Greek Political Thought in Practice
M. H. Hansen, Polis: An Introduction to the Ancient Greek City-State
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading: Approximately 40 pages per week; Writing: 10 short weekly responses, one term paper

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21471 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am T Th        Enrolled:19 Limit:70
21472 P99 TBA        Enrolled:19 Limit:70