Law and Order in Ancient Rome|
Spring 2010 not offered
Roman legal texts--imperial edicts, juristic discussions, and courtroom speeches--help us understand the history of Western legal thinking. They also illuminate Roman customs, economic and status divisions, public policy, and attitudes. Lectures will address these issues and introduce the problems with which Roman law was concerned, preparing students to analyze actual cases (on, for example, assault, trespassing, and defamation) from the Roman juristic writings and to read samples of Cicero's forensic speeches. Students will be expected to take an active role in discussion. All texts will be read in English.
Students will write several short reading-response papers during the semester and a longer paper at the end of the course.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CLST-History, P)(HIST-MN)
A. Borkowski, TEXTBOOK ON ROMAN LAW
Cicero, MURDER TRIALS
J. Crook, LAW AND LIFE OF ROME
B. Frier, A CASEBOOK ON THE ROMAN LAW OF DELICT
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Midterm and final examinations plus short writing assignments
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