Fall 2019 - HUM 381 D100

Selected Topics in the Humanities I (4)

Law in the Ancient Athenian Democracy

Class Number: 1367

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    AQ 5050, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 11, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    AQ 5007, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units.

Description

COURSE DETAILS:



We have c. 100 speeches that were prepared for delivery in Athens’ democratic law courts. We have a comedy that makes fun of them, philosophical discourses of the time that deal with legal issues, and even tragedies. We’ll be reading a selection of these in order to identify and isolate the legal principles at play in the world’s first democracy. 

Grading

  • Participation 20%
  • Short Papers (10% each) 40%
  • Longer Paper 20%
  • Final Exam 20%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Michael Gagarin (editor), Speeches from Athenian Law.
ISBN: 978-0292726383

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