History of Political Thought: Ancient

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112A
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71528
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This course will focus on ancient Greek political thought. We will read Sophocles’ Antigone; selections from Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War; Plato’s Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Gorgias, and selections from Republic; and selections from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics. Themes will include political obligation and civil disobedience, the relation between power and justice, and the relevance of ethics to politics. Students will be expected to read thoroughly and participate frequently.

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