Greek Political Thought (CLA3255)

15 credits

This module will look at the development of Greek political thought in ancient Greece. It will consider the nature of Greek political thinking as reflected in archaic poetry, the historians and Greek tragedy. It will also ask look at the development of three important trends in the political thought of the fifth and fourth centuries: the rule of law; nomos versus physis; and the theorizing of constitutional forms.

This module is suitable for students who have already undertaken modules at levels I or II in Greek history (either Problems and Sources or Building Communities), or Greek Philosophy. It will also complement Crisis of the Athenian Polis.