Lecture 1 - Crime and Punishment in the Ancient World

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Classical Studies
Classical Studies 2301A/B
Randall Pogorzelski

Lecture 1Crime and Punishment in the Ancient World y Reasons for studying ancient history o Continuity of culture and ideasWe are still very much Greek and RomanStudying ourselvesEg democracybut dependent on male only voting and slavesFoucault argues that historical periods are distinct y Fundamental difference crime and punishment used as a spectacley In modern times crime is captured but punishment is hidden from the public y History is valuable if we use it not agreed on by all o Historical circumstances determine everythingHegel o Universal human nature way we act in the past reflects how we act in the futureThucydides o History does not changeCiceroNot really true idea that human nature is universal Orestia y Hi
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