10:00am - 11:15am
White Hall 112
This course is an introduction to the Roman legal system and the role of law in Roman society. Over a thousand-year period (500 BC – 500 AD), the Romans created the ancient world’s most comprehensive body of law, whose legacy would have a profound influence on modern western law. This course will utilize the both real and imagined cases to help students grapple with the realities of the Roman law and explore its uses in context. Students will also have the opportunity to write their own cases for the class to explore. No previous knowledge of Latin or Roman history is required.
The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.