Study of a specific topic in Mediterranean civilizations or literature. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
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200A: Tps:Greek & Roman Law
Tps:Greek and Roman Law
The class offers and introductory look at the Athenian and Roman legal systems. In the first half of the semester students examine Greek forensic oratory to study both how the law worked and what we can learn about Athenian life from legal sources. Thus we examine Athenian not only standards of proof, rhetorical strategies for appealing to juries, and other legal issues, but also class, citizenship, slavery, and other social issues. The second half of the course will survey Roman Law in general but concentrate on one particular area or Roman legal thinking - how Roman Law dealt with wrongful damage to property.