Analysis of central themes and concepts in the history of Western Political Thought, from Greek Antiquity to the early Middle Ages, with special reference to the Roman institutions and history from the Monarchical Age to the Late Antiquity.
1. -- S. GASTALDI, Introduzione alla storia del pensiero politico antico, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2008 (or later reprint); or as an alternative: T. A. Sinclair, Il pensiero politico classico, Roma-Bari 1993 (or later reprint); or as an alternative: K. Balot (ed.), A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought, Wiley-Blackwell 2012 (P. I; II; III).
2. -- Selected passages from classical historiography will be available during the lessons.
3.-- Additional bibliography will be recommended at the beginning of the course.
The purpose of the course is to provide the students with the ability to focus on specific aspects of the Classical Political Thought, through the analysis of the sources related to the topic selected and the knowledge of modern historiographical debate and most recent bibliography regarding the theme.
Students are expected to have basic knowledge of ancient history.
Formal lessons on the topic of the course - Analysis of classical texts presented during the classes in original language and with a translation provided - Discussion about recent bibliography on the topics of the course.
TITLE of the COURSE: ‘Political order and Legal System in ancient Greece and Rome'
- CONDITIONS of REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE of the Course: Classes are mandatory (2/3 at least) and monitored closely - Students are required to register during the first 2 weeks of classes.
Modalità di verifica apprendimento
Final oral examination through questions and discussion about themes presented during the classes, aiming to test students' familiarity with the basic concepts of the topic as well as their ability to interpret sources, to evaluate and criticize received opinion, to identify and paraphrase key ideas, to compare different views, to articulate and develop their understanding of the subject matter, to present topics through an appropriate vocabulary and clear and effective arguments.
Programma del corso
‘Political order and Legal System in ancient Greece and Rome' - The course will examine the relationship among political institutions, justice and role of the law in the ancient world, with a special reference to Rome, from the Regal period to the Imperial Age, through the analysis of sources taken from ancient political thought and from Greco-Roman historiography, and through the reading of modern and recent bibliography on the topic.