Violence and Law in Ancient Greece

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Violence and Law in Ancient Greece

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Archaeology, European Studies, History, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Assessment: seminar participation [25%] report (2500 words) [75%]
    This module will address the recent scholarly debate about how violent the ancient Greeks were. While some scholars suggest that the growth of the law courts in classical Athens brought about a change in cultural values and attitudes towards violence, others find that the Athenian appetite for violence was not diminished by the rise of the law courts. Students will consider evidence from a variety of sources in order to assess what Athenian cultural norms were and whether/how they were transgressed.

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