Roman Political Thought and Its Modern Legacy

CLST 278

Why does Rome still capture the imagination of modern political commentators and theorists? This course examines Roman political thought as it was conceived under the Republic, reimagined under the Empire, and transformed by Christianity. Topics may include the Roman constitution, liberty, equality, property, slavery, rights, citizenship, civil religion, political corruption, rhetoric, imperialism, just war theory, and cosmopolitanism.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ETHICS 276
  • HISTORY 262
  • POLSCI 278
Typically Offered