Seminar in Classical Lit
Sem in Classical Lit: Culture

Seminar in Classical Literature: Classics and the Founding Fathers
Patrick Henry once said, “I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.” For the Founding Fathers the study of the political past, especially that of the Greeks and Romans, provided the ways and means for establishing a stable and enduring government. In this course we shall examine the classical sources that were most important for the Founders. As we trace the history of classical republicanism, we shall pay particular attention to the importance of free speech and oratory for creating and maintaining republics. Readings will include selections from Thucydides, Aristotle, Polybius, Cicero, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison.
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CLAS 0420

All Sections in Spring 2010

Spring 2010

CLAS0420A-S10 Seminar (Samponaro Steltenpohl)