Ancient Law, Society and Jurisprudence

CLAS 1770 S01 [CRN: 24687]

After a brief survey of modern legal systems (USA, common and civil law systems), we return to Athens and Rome. Topics: sources of law, its evolution, (e.g., feuding societies); procedural law (e.g., how to bring cases); legal reasoning; rhetoric; substantive law (e.g., regarding marriage, religion, homicide). Different approaches are used: historical, comparativist, anthropological, case-law study.
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Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
2:30 pm - 3:50 pm Tue, Thu - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
11 (May 8, 2014 9:00am)