Historical Introduction to Legal Theory

Paul Bullen

Course Outline

Week 1: Introduction

Ancient Greece

Week 2: Aristotle, Ethics book V

Week 3: Aristotle, Rhetoric book I

Week 4: Aristotle, Politics (selections)

Ancient Rome

Week 5: Cicero, The Laws

Week 6: Quintilian, Institution Oratoria book VII, section 6; Justinian, Digest, Institutes (selections)

Medieval Christendom

Week 7: Gratian, Decretum (selections); Aquinas, Summa Theologiae Treatise on Law

Week 8: Aquinas, Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics book V

Week 9: Aquinas, Summa Theologiae Treatise on Justice (selections)

Week 10: Conclusion and Summary

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