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CLAS 1190 Ancient Tyranny (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course on tyranny in ancient Greece and Rome explores both mythological and historical figures as well as the concept of absolute power itself, and how it is dealt with in historical, literary, and philosophical texts. In addition to studying names, dates, locations of particular tyrannies, we will also explore the sociological and economic reasons behind the emergence of these tyrants, as well as the nature of our sources, in an attempt to learn something about the nature of power itself that reaches beyond the boundaries of the ancient world.


Instructor(s): Meredith Monaghan

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Feb-14