Crime and Justice in Antiquity
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course explores how the ancient Greeks and Romans treated crimes such as homicide, assault, theft, adultery and perjury. Students explore the historical development of legal systems and penal procedures, the phenomenon of popular (informal) justice, ancient ideas about the causes and nature of criminality and the representation of crime in drama and literature.{P}