Fall/Winter Timetable

POL461H1F L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2061H1F L0101

Studies in Civic Republicanism

Themes

This course will investigate Augustine's unusual development of the republican political traditions he inherited from Cicero, Sallust, Livy, and other theorists of Roman civic virtue.

Texts

Augustine, City of God and Augustine, Political Writings.

Format and Requirements

One two-hour seminar per week. We will begin with some lectures on Harrington; seminars on Hobbes, Harrington, and potentially other 17th-century republican thinkers thereafter.

Prerequisites

POL200Y1 or POL200Y5 or (POLC70H3, POLC71H3) or POL320Y1 or POL320Y5 or permission of the instructor