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CLAS 3328 Cicero and Friends (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Reading in Latin of Cicero's speech Pro Roscio Amerino, in which he defends his client against a charge of having murdered his father. Context of several types will be supplied by readings in English: selections from the Digest of Roman law, from other ancient murder trials, from critical studies of Ciceronian oratory and of Roman criminal law, and from opening and closing statements in Anglo-American murder trials. Of particular interest will be differences between ancient and modern juries and the importance of narrative in shaping a jury's attitude towards a case.


Instructor(s): Charles F. Ahern

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Feb-14