Ancient Studies (CLAS) - Law and Justice in the Ancient World

CLAS 2026  Law and Justice in the Ancient World


Any 18 credits completed


Three hours of lecture per week for one term




Students learn about the origins and evolution of law, conceptions of justice and legal theory, legal institutions and practices in ancient Greece and Rome from the Archaic Period to the decline of the Western Roman Empire. Students pay attention to those legal principles and practices that contributed to the evolution of Western jurisprudence in later periods.

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