Catalogue 2014 - 2015

ILP 253 Justice Then and Now


3 cr.


Sophomore standing.

Course Description

This course will consider the development of the Hellenistic world, the growth of the Roman Republic, the transition to the Principate, and then the Dominate. Lectures and readings will survey Roman Literature, Philosophy, Law, Religion, and the rise of Christianity. Attention will be given specifically to the Roman practice of criminal law and procedure-apprehension, trial, and punishment-comparing this practice to that of England in the 18th century and America of today. 


Formerly CUL 251.