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 and Roman Law
This course examines the legal systems of ancient Athens and Rome in two major modules. In the first, when we explore the Athenian legal code, we will study examples of Greek forensic oratory -- speeches made for prosecution or defense in cases involving murder, battery, citizen status, and other issues -- to explore the way Athenian laws, courts and trials worked. In the second section of the course we will examine a particular part of the Roman legal code and how the Roman jurists explored the concept of wrongful damage to property.