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History of Political Thought: Ancient

Units
4
Number
112A
CCN
71528
Course Description

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.