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Greek Political Thought (CLA3255)

15 credits

In this module you will look at the development of Greek political thought in ancient Greece. You will consider the nature of Greek political thinking as reflected in a variety of different sources, including philosophy, historiography, tragedy and comedy. You will consider 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 theorising 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.