POLI 110A – Citizens to Saints

Professor: Harvey Goldman                         Teaching Assistant: Kyle Haines

Fall 2012                         MWF 10-1050                                  HSS 1330

This course deals with the development of European political thought from ancient Greece to Christianity at the close of the Roman Empire. It is meant to be both historical and conceptual in its approach, and will refer at time to literary works for insights into the culture of politics. Topics to be addressed include: transitions from aristocratic societies to more democratic polities, the emergence of concepts of justice and law, the nature of political judgment and leadership, and the relation to politics of self, religion, and the pursuit of knowledge.

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Syllabus Here

Required Texts (any edition):

Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War
Plato, Republic
Plato, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito
Aristotle, The Politics
The Holy Bible
Saint Augustine, The City of God