There are five
texts studied in this course, selected by an instructor
according to the following plan.
Required (2 books)
- Plato, The Republic, translated by G.M.A. Grube,
revised by C.D.C. Reeve, 2nd edition, Hackett (1992)
- EITHER Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics,
translated and introduced by D. Ross, Oxford University
Press (1998) OR Aristotle, The Politics,
translated by T.A. Sinclair, Penguin (1992)
Choice set (again required; just pick 3 books)
- Aquinas, Political Writings, edited and translated by
R.W. Dyson, Cambridge University Press (2002)
- Augustine, Political Writings, translated by D. Kries
and M.W. Tkacz, edited by E.L. Fortin and D. Kries, introduction
by E.L. Fortin, Hackett (1994)
- Cicero, On Duties, edited and translated by M.
Griffin, edited by M. Atkins, Cambridge University Press (1991)
- Christine de Pizan, The City of Ladies, translated by
R. Brown-Grant, Penguin (2005)
- John Dillon, The Greek Sophists, translated by T.
Gergel, Penguin (2003)
- Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, translated, with
introduction and notes, by M.F. Smith, Hackett (2001)
- Machiavelli, Selected
Political Writings, Hackett (1994)
- Plato, Five Dialogues (Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno,
Phaedo), translated by G.M.A. Grube, revised by J.M.
Cooper, 2nd edition, Hackett (2002)
- Thucydides, On Justice, Power and Human Nature: Selections
from The History of the Peloponnesian War, translated by
P. Woodruff, Hackett (1993)