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POLS 306     Ancient Political Philosophy  (4)

Ancient political philosophers conceptualized political life, freedom, and citizenship in ways that continue to have meaning in today's world. This course examines some of the major themes in ancient political thought, including justice and the question of the best regime in Plato's Republic, the nature of conflict and partisan politics in Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, and the connection between human nature and the aspirations of political life in Aristotle's Politics. Not open to new first-year students.